Document Icons...or not?

Sarah Reichelt sarah.reichelt at
Thu Jul 26 19:39:41 EDT 2007

On 7/27/07, Mike Hughes <hughesmike2 at> wrote:
> In the Standalone Application Settings, I selected an icon for the "Document
> Icon" area. In my program, I set the fileType to "abcdTEXT" and then save a
> file, where "abcd" stands in for my Apple-registered creator code -- the
> same creator code that shows up in my plist files.
> No matter how many things I tweak or settings I adjust, I cannot get my text
> file to adopt the icon that I intended for it.
> So I changed the fileType to "abcdABCD" thinking that the text file icon on
> the Mac must override my chosen icon. But this time I just get the blank,
> default Mac document icon.

I think you need to specify a custom file type as well as a custom creator code.


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