how to use a resource file
Posted on 1998-11-11
I've created an object that uses a lot of small bitmaps and resources.
I used to load a file whenever I needed it, but this takes too long and a file gets loaded everytime I want to display a bitmap or play a wave file.
I put these files in a resource file and have created and compiled a .res file. I'm now looking for a way to load these files into memory and use them from there on without having to reload it everytime. I think I can use streams for this, but I'm not sure what exactly they are and how I can use them.
Can someone explain to me how to load wave and bitmap files from a resource into memory and then load them from memory into a tbitmap and play the sound using PlaySound as much as I want to without having to reload it?