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    Hello all,

    I'm on the verge of trying to create an ADW theme and for the heck of me I can't really figure out how you guys theme the application icons you see when you pull up the drawer.

    I am assuming this is step 6 of the process but I can't figure out how to get started on doing them? Which folder do you put it in?
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    You have to change the icon in each application apk. Most begin with ic_launcher in the drawable-hdpi folder.
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    wrong!


    to add Icons in the ADW theme you have to edit the Icon Pack.xml


    Code:
    To put icons in the ADW Icon pack to be used in ADW.Launcher, just edit the res/values/icon_pack.xml file and add lines like the following one:
            <item>png_finelane_no_extension</item>
            One line per icon to be shown in the icon pack. Use only images, not xml drawables.
            EXAMPLES:
            	res/drawable/icon1.png --> <item>icon1</item>
            	res/drawable-hdpi/my_cool_icon.png --> <item>my_cool_icon</item>
    		FULL FILE:
    			<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    			<resources>
    			    <string-array name="icon_pack" translatable="false">
    			    	<item>icon1</item>
    			    	<item>my_cool_icon</item>
    			    </string-array>
    			</resources>

    use this link as well for said Icons Theme Icon Name Database - ADW Launcher Wiki
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    or you could edite the shader.xml and have all icons(desktop & app tray) shaded to a certain color. IMO thats better then creating a million icons
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    You don't even need to bother with the iconpack.xml if you are just trying to change the icons in the drawer. Simply take the icon image, place in the drawable-hdpi directory and rename to the activity of the app. No other steps are needed.

    If you need activity names of certain applications, start a logcat, run the app and then check the log for the activity name.

    In order to visualize what I was describing, I've included a snapshot of the drawable-hdpi directory of an adwtheme.

    [​IMG]
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    Great info....nice.
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