I have placed a vector icon in Illustrator, it is a png file and the magic wand tool does not work at all.
I click the icon and in the fill icon in the bar left, I just see a question mark.
Any idea why might this happening?
Sorry, I am a little confused, you are saying that even if the file is a vector one, if this file is not created in Illu.
Illustrator sees it as a raster image. Is this what are you saying?
So, if I want to create a vector icon, I must create a new one in illy, instead of copying it from somewhere else.
A little more help required please...
No, Jacob is saying that a PNG file is a raster image file. There are no vector paths in that file. To get a vector version you will need to recreate it in Illustrator or save it from the original creating software in a vector format.