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How Do You Programmatically Put Folder Icons On The Finder Sidebar, Given That You Have To Use A Custom Icon For The Folder?

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Am currently working on a project, and though I can add sidebar items by adding to the com.apple.sidebarlists.plist file then restarting Finder, I can't seem to know how to make the folder icons show up using its assigned custom icon.

Can anyone point me to a link or a solution that would make me do this? Thanks a bunch in advance!

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Answer

There's no supported way to do this using pure Cocoa. Use the LSSharedFileList API, instead. It's the supported way to manage the sidebar lists, and you can provide a custom icon (as an IconRef from Icon Services) when you insert an item.

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