Exe inside res

Is it possible to put an .exe file inside an .res file, and run it from the .res file. If so...HOW????
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LischkeCommented:
Smilly,

yes you can add any data to an executable's resource. Just add it as RC_DATA. For the second part: You can only run executables which are represented by a physical file. This means you need to store the exe from the resource to a file on the hard disk.

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bogieman_Commented:
Preferably in the Windows TEMP directory - then delete it after
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jeurkCommented:
Hello,

Lischke : I think that it should be possible to load your
exe directly into the memory and run it from there.
I don't know how to do, but program like upx work like that
I think. No ?
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SmillyAuthor Commented:
Hi there,

Thanks for the response, but do you have some source? becouse how do I add the .exe file as RC_DATA, and how do I get it out from the .res file???

Smilly
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rwilson032697Commented:
Here is the code:

(Assuming the RC.and RES files are built like this)

       Here is my RC file (files.rc):
       FILE1   DATA    "C:\source\test.exe"

       In your main form, include the following:
       {$R Files.res}

       Here is the code to extract it:

       var
         rs: TResourceStream;
       begin
         rs := TResourceStream.Create(hInstance, PChar('File1'),
PChar('Data'));
         try
           rs.SaveToFile('c:\temp\Test.exe');
           WinExec('c:\temp\Test.exe', sw_show);    
         finally
           rs.Free;
         end;
       end;
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SmillyAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
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