Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops SDK


Get stored icons.


Get-BrokerIcon -Uid <Int32> [-Property <String[]>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [-BearerToken <String>] [-TraceParent <String>] [-TraceState <String>] [-VirtualSiteId <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Get-BrokerIcon [-Metadata <String>] [-ReturnTotalRecordCount] [-MaxRecordCount <Int32>] [-Skip <Int32>] [-SortBy <String>] [-Filter <String>] [-FilterScope <Guid>] [-Property <String[]>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [-BearerToken <String>] [-TraceParent <String>] [-TraceState <String>] [-VirtualSiteId <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Get-BrokerIcon -FileName <String> [-ServerName <String>] [-Index <Int32>] [-Property <String[]>] [-AdminAddress <String>] [-BearerToken <String>] [-TraceParent <String>] [-TraceState <String>] [-VirtualSiteId <String>] [<CommonParameters>]

Detailed Description

Reads a specific icon by Uid, or enumerates icons by passing no Uid.

Brokericon Object

The BrokerIcon object represents a single instance of an icon. It contains the following properties:

  • EncodedIconData (System.String) The Base64 encoded .ICO format of the icon.

  • MetadataMap (System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary<string, string>) Metadata for this command

  • Uid (System.Int32) The UID of the icon itself.


Name Description Required? Pipeline Input Default Value
Uid Gets only the icon specified by unique identifier. true false  
FileName Specifies the name of a file from which to read the icon data. If the ServerName parameter is used, the FileName must be an absolute path. true true (ByPropertyName)  
Metadata Gets records with matching metadata entries.      
The value being compared with is a concatenation of the key name, a colon, and the value. For example: -Metadata “abc:x*” matches records with a metadata entry having a key name of “abc” and a value starting with the letter “x”. false false    
ReturnTotalRecordCount When specified, this causes the cmdlet to output an error record containing the number of records available. This error record is additional information and does not affect the objects written to the output pipeline. See about_Broker_Filtering for details. false false False
MaxRecordCount Specifies the maximum number of records to return. false false 250
Skip Skips the specified number of records before returning results. Also reduces the count returned by -ReturnTotalRecordCount. false false 0
SortBy Sorts the results by the specified list of properties. The list is a set of property names separated by commas, semi-colons, or spaces. Optionally, prefix each name with a + or - to indicate ascending or descending order. Ascending order is assumed if no prefix is present. false false The default sort order is by name or unique identifier.
Filter Gets records that match a PowerShell style filter expression. See about_Broker_Filtering for details. false false  
FilterScope Gets only results allowed by the specified scope id. false false  
ServerName Specifies the name of the server. If the -FileName parameter refers to content or to a URL, the icon associated with the file type or URL is retrieved from the given server. Therefore, the server specified should have a file type handler installed for the given file type. If a local file path is specified, the server name refers to the server on which the file is located. If a UNC path is specified, the server name is unused. false true (ByPropertyName)  
Index Specifies the zero-based icon resource index. For example, to select the first icon, specify an index of 0. Alternatively, to select the third icon, specify an index of 2. If the specified index is larger than the number of icons in the source file or profiled application, an error will be returned. false true (ByPropertyName)  
Property Specifies the properties to be returned. This is similar to piping the output of the command through Select-Object, but the properties are filtered more efficiently at the server. false false  
AdminAddress Specifies the address of a XenDesktop controller that the PowerShell snapin will connect to. This can be provided as a host name or an IP address. false false Localhost. Once a value is provided by any cmdlet, this value will become the default.
BearerToken Specifies the bearer token assigned to the calling user false false  
TraceParent Specifies the trace parent assigned for internal diagnostic tracing use false false  
TraceState Specifies the trace state assigned for internal diagnostic tracing use false false  
VirtualSiteId Specifies the virtual site the PowerShell snap-in will connect to. false false  

Input Type


Input cannot be piped to this cmdlet.

Return Values


Returns an Icon object for each enumerated icon.


Returns a list of zero or more icons, each in CtxIcon format. The CtxIcon.IconData property is the icon in standard Microsoft ICO format.


Example 1

C:\PS> Get-BrokerIcon


Enumerate all icons.

Example 2

C:\PS> Get-BrokerIcon -Uid 1


Get the icon with Uid 1.

Example 3

C:\PS> Get-BrokerIcon -FileName icon1.dll


Retrieves the icon data from a file named “icon1.dll” on this computer. If this DLL contains multiple icons, all of them are returned in sequence.

Example 4

C:\PS> Get-BrokerIcon -FileName c:\icons\icon1.dll -ServerName Server1 -Index 0


Retrieves only the first icon from the “c:\icons\icon1.dll” file on Server1.

Example 5

C:\PS> Get-BrokerIcon -FileName \\Server1\Share\app1.profile app1.exe -Index 0


Retrieves the icon data for an application named “app1.exe”, contained in an application profile named “app1.profile” located on a file share path “\\SERVER1\Share”. Returns only the first icon associated with that profiled application.