Using ICON resources at runtime

Hello...
I have  Icons.rc with content:
a ICON "tools2.ICO"
b ICON "keys.ICO"
c ICON "movie.ICO"

I have compiled and added it to the  project... as norma resource file... I can see all icons in exe file using icon extractor...

So, tell me please, how to extract the resource at runtime and adsign, for sample, to  TImage.picture

Thank you for your help.
Sandis Viksna.
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simonetConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Sure. It's just like I said in the last paragraph: if the resources are in the local exe (as opposed to an DLL or another EXE), you can simply use the line below to retrieve the icon resource:

image1.Picture.Icon.Handle := LoadIcon(hInstance, 'a');

Yours,

Alex
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simonetCommented:
Here's an example of how to do it:

var
  ResDLLMod : Thandle;
begin

  ResDLLMod := LoadLibrary('resonly.dll');
  try
  // Always check if the module is loaded before
  // Trying to access it.
     if ResDLLMod=0 then
        raise Exception.Create('Cannont load resource library. Please check if RESONLY.DLL is in the application''s folder');
  image1.Picture.Icon.Handle := LoadIcon(ResDLLMod, 'RESEXPICON');
  finally  
    if ResDLLMod<>0 then
      FreeLibrary(ResDLLMod);
  end;
end;

RESEXPICON is the name of the icon resource as in the executable. If you're not accesing this in an external file, you can have everything in a single line (if the resources are in your executable):

  image1.Picture.Icon.Handle := LoadIcon(hInstance, 'a');

Yours,

Alex

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simonetCommented:
I meant my previous comment as an answer.

Yours,

Alex

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sviksnaAuthor Commented:
Yhanks, but i am using RES file... compiled in the same exe file...
all i need, i wna just get it out from there.. not from DLL file...

so, can u ansver for .res files?
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sviksnaAuthor Commented:
I had heard about things like
TResourceStream and TFileStream;

there was some specification on create
but at runtime they shows some errors...

btw, it is in D4.. so everything should work...

help please

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simonetCommented:
You don't need to work with TResourceStream or TFileStream for that. Forget about them. LoadIcon works great.

What problems are you having? I've answered your question.

I can't tell what the problem is if I can't see your code or you give a detailed description of what you're doing.

Alex
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sviksnaAuthor Commented:
Well... thank you for so operative help:))) i were trying to solve this problem my own way very long time... thank you...

Sandis.
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sviksnaAuthor Commented:
What's about another type of images, like bitmap?
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simonetCommented:
Use LoadImage for that. LoadImage is documented in the Win32.hlp help file.

Alex
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