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Offline Commander_TH0r

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REsource Editor
« on: September 13, 2005, 10:55:16 am »
Can someone recommend me a good and if possible free resource editor
Until there will be one incorporated in Code::Blocks
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Offline thomas

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Re: REsource Editor
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2005, 12:08:31 pm »
Hmmm... good and free resource editor is a hard task.
Inprise's Borland Resource Workshop is said to be the best one available, but whenever I go to http://www.inprise.com/, there is something not working. Either the server is down, or it doesn't find a document, or produces strange error messages  :?

OpenWatcom is said to have a resource editor, but I have never seen it.

LCC (http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~lcc-win32/) comes with one, too (standalone version here: ftp://ftp.brucewampler.com/weditressetup.exe), but it is rather limited. Nevertheless, it does the basic stuff, and it is free.

For a couple of reasons (mostly because it is on my harddrive anyway, and it is an excellent tool otherwise), I use PE Resource Editor (http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/d6peresourceeditor.htm) for the rare occasions I need to edit complex windows resources (less complex ones, you can just write inside the Code::Blocks editor).
You can create .res files with that program and use these instead of compiling .rc files. The program is free, and the editor works fine. Also, the program has a number of other very useful features. It just saves .res and not .rc - if you can live with that, then that will be fine. And if you really need .rc files, there are dozens of .res decompilers, too.
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Offline Commander_TH0r

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Re: REsource Editor
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2005, 01:10:30 pm »
Maybe someone can give me a link
with some documentation for .rc format
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Re: REsource Editor
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2005, 01:41:06 pm »
There is a really good resource editor here http://radasm.visualassembler.com/projects/projects.html (radasm is a "rad" assembler editor). The name of the file is resed.zip (url: http://radasm.visualassembler.com/projects/ResEd.zip).

Hope it serves your porpouse,

David

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Re: REsource Editor
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2005, 01:46:50 pm »
Try google with msdn resource compiler and hit "I feel lucky"... :)
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