Starting in Visual Studio 2005, you’ll find the Visual Studio Image Library, a zip file that contains over a 1000 images to create applications that have a consistent UI look and feel to Windows, Office, and Visual Studio.
During the Visual Studio setup, the VS2008ImageLibrary.zip file is installed at \Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\VS2008ImageLibrary\
In addition, there’s a set of folders which contain “cut sheets” or basic elements in various sizes that can be used to construct new images using any image editor that utilizes “layers”, such as Paint.NET, Photoshop or Paintshop Pro. (please don’t ask me about these “cut sheets”, as I’m just relying the message.)
There’s a restriction on the use of the images or common elements that they must be used consistently with the definitions that are found in the readme in each folder. For example, the Visual Studio Class icon must always be used to depict the programming construct of class, and not to represent an unrelated command like “Build Project.”