In the April 2008 issue of MSDN Magazine, Kenny Kerr introduced the Windows Imaging Component (WIC), showing you how you can use it to encode and decode different image formats.

In the June 2008 issue, Kenny shows you how to extend WIC by writing your own codecs. In particular, you’ll walk through the initial steps for developing an alternative decoder for the Windows icon format.

To learn more about Windows development with C++, check out the previous installments of Windows with C++ as well as other related articles in the MSDN Magazine archives.