extracting an application's icon

I’m wondering whether there is any way of extracting an application’s icon via the Finder for use in a custom application (not written in AppleScript but capable of running AppleScripts). I have to admit to being only an occasional user of AppleScript and then only at a basic level but what I’m trying to do is associate an icon with a list created from a subset of the active applications (derived from the result of the ‘application processes’ command).

Any ideas?

TQ, take a look at this thread…