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I was wondering how I could change the icon in the "window bar" of my Mac app I've also added a picture of the icon I want to change since i believe window bar isn't the correct term.

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Thank you in advance! :)

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migrated from Aug 27 '11 at 22:51

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closed as off topic by Dori Aug 27 '11 at 23:31

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Why was this moved ? This was a question meant for stack overflow... In the original post it had the tag objective-c and also xcode along with mac and mac, and this is something that is manage in Xcode so this is a mistake by the moderators... – inFever Aug 27 '11 at 23:12
Yes exactly! I can't understand why they did that so I had to open a new post.. -.-… – Sweppi Aug 27 '11 at 23:15
Trust me, when I got to this question there was no objective-c or xcode tag, but i'll migrate it back if you want. – Kev Aug 27 '11 at 23:17
Indeed there are no tags. But that doesn't mean it's not related to those topics, it was just mistagged... – jtbandes Aug 27 '11 at 23:21

Excellent tutorial

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Welcome to Stack Overflow! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Kev Aug 27 '11 at 22:50
@Kev Ω: Just wondering, why did you mark my flag of this answer as "declined" yet chose to act on it? – jtbandes Aug 27 '11 at 22:55
@jtbandes - Because if it's a wrong answer it shouldn't be flagged, it should should be downvoted so I declined your flag. Whilst this is just a link, it is still an answer and I have asked this poster to provide more details about the procedure here. Also I don't see any tags suggesting this is a programming question either. – Kev Aug 27 '11 at 23:06
@Kev Ω: OK, fair enough. The phrase "my Mac app" as well as the fact that this is a legitimate programming question (see the link in my answer) make me fairly certain this is a programming question... – jtbandes Aug 27 '11 at 23:15

You'll want to use -setRepresentedFilename:or the other similar methods. I don't think you can just change the icon to anything, it has to be associated with a file.

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