Free Icons For Your Application Within Visual Studio

If like me you’re always on the lookout for neat little icons and images to add to your shiny .Net applications then you might like to know that Visual Studio includes an image library for you to use. The library is located on your hard drive within the Visual Studio installation at:

For Visual Studio 2010: 
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\VS2010ImageLibrary\1033\

For Visual Studio 2008:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\VS2008ImageLibrary\1033\

For more information check out Weston Hutchins’ blog post on the Visual Studio Blog.


  1. Thank you that information was helpful. I wasn’t able to find the path…Now I am Thanks to you 🙂

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    1. Hi. I’ve not checked VS2012 or VS2013 to see if the images and icons are still included. Maybe they’ve stopped including them.

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