I'd like to use some of the standard 'out of the box' esri tools e.g. Measure Tool in an ArcEngine app, but I'd like to change the default bitmap of the tool button. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
I don't think inheriting the measuretool and overriding ICommand.Bitmap will work, but haven't tried it lately.
So instead, you might try creating a new tool (MyMeasureTool), and use containment, with a contained member variable for the tool whose bitmap you want to change. Instantiate the contained command/tool in ICommand.OnCreate. Forward all ICommand and ITool methods to the contained command, except for ICommand.Bitmap for which you'll return a handle to your preferred bitmap.