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Including a file in the EXE file

Posted on 1998-11-07
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Last Modified: 2013-11-18

I'm trying to write a program to hook the keyboard. However I understood that I must use a DLL file in order to do so.

How can I do that when my main EXE file is running it will create the dll (For example: I need some way to save the DLL data inside the EXE file and to write it to a new .dll file in runtime)
Question by:urih
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ID: 1346027
Is it going to be a freeware version?

May I have a copy of it?

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ID: 1346028
Here is an article I found some time ago...
Put Anything In Your Delphi EXE!

by William A. Portillo -

I don't know if this is useful stuff but after a couple of weeks of playing with the
resources side of Delphi, I ended up writing a routine that will &quotextract" other
files out of a Delphi EXE. I found this useful for distributing little picture or sound files
with the application or as a setup program with internal files. No doubt many of you
will find other uses for this technique.

First, I create an RC project with NOTEPAD.EXE and ARJ.EXE in it as follows (we'll
call it RESJUNK.RC):


then I compile it with BRCC32 into a RES file. After this I include it in my Delphi
project by using the $R compiler directive like this:


and extract this files by using the TResourceStream class.

        procedure ExtractRes(ResType, ResName, ResNewName : String);
           Res : TResourceStream;
           Res := TResourceStream.Create(Hinstance, Resname, Pchar(ResType));

I hope this proves to be relevant to someone at least. If you want to share ideas on
this, please email me. If you mail me back, please put "WP:" on the subject line.
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Expert Comment

ID: 1346029
You the man Vik.
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ID: 1346031
10x !!

It works great !! :))))
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