How to make your own application icons for Windows Phone 7
Posted by robkraft on April 25, 2011
I searched around the Internet for 48×48 PNG images that I could use for Application Bar Icons on my Windows Phone 7. I was hoping to find an icon that represented “menu”, but I did not. Finally, I decided to try to edit something I felt was close and I am glad I did because it was very easy to do. I obtained a free icon editor called IcoFX from download.com (I almost always download from download.com because they have already ran virus checks against the files they host). I then opened an existing image and began making the minor edits I desired for my new image. I made sure that the image was a “True Color”, or “32bit” image. I saved it as an .ico, then used the Export Image option from the File menu of IcoFX to export it to a .PNG.