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Posted on 2001-07-27
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Hi.

Looking inside a D5 project group, I see ...

#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
VERSION = BWS.01
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
!ifndef ROOT
ROOT = $(MAKEDIR)\..
!endif
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MAKE = $(ROOT)\bin\make.exe -$(MAKEFLAGS) -f$**
DCC = $(ROOT)\bin\dcc32.exe $**
BRCC = $(ROOT)\bin\brcc32.exe $**
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PROJECTS = MyProg.exe
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
default: $(PROJECTS)
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MyProg.exe: MyProg.dpr
  $(DCC)


This all makes sort of sense.

I added my .RC file too it like this ...

#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
VERSION = BWS.01
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
!ifndef ROOT
ROOT = $(MAKEDIR)\..
!endif
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MAKE = $(ROOT)\bin\make.exe -$(MAKEFLAGS) -f$**
DCC = $(ROOT)\bin\dcc32.exe $**
BRCC = $(ROOT)\bin\brcc32.exe $**
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PROJECTS = MyProg.exe Resources.res
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
default: $(PROJECTS)
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Resources.res: Resources.rc
  $(BRCC)

MyProg.exe: MyProg.dpr
  $(DCC)


When I load up the group, I get a message ...

Interface not supported.

Unable to create project Resources.rc. This project will be removed from the project group.

[OK]


Which it does when I click OK.


So, why does the project group have the BRCC directive if it cannot use it?

Or have I got the format wrong?

Regards,

Richard Quadling.
Carval Computing Ltd.
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Expert Comment

by:meirchen
ID: 6326593
Have you compiled the .rc file to a .res file?  That's possible with the brcc32.exe.  I don't think delphi can use the normal .rc file if it's not compiled.
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by:Richard Quadling
ID: 6326709
I CAN use BRCC32 from the command line, but why when the make file seems to know how to call that program?

I am going to try ...

#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
VERSION = BWS.01
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
!ifndef ROOT
ROOT = $(MAKEDIR)\..
!endif
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MAKE = $(ROOT)\bin\make.exe -$(MAKEFLAGS) -f$**
DCC = $(ROOT)\bin\dcc32.exe $**
BRCC = $(ROOT)\bin\brcc32.exe $**
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PROJECTS = MyProg.exe
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
default: $(PROJECTS)
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MyProg.exe: MyProg.dpr
 $(ROOT)\bin\brcc32.exe resources.rc
 $(DCC)


And let you know.

I know asking questions and then providing my own answers doesn't win points, but asking them often helps others!

Regards,

Richard Quadling.
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by:Richard Quadling
ID: 6326811
Ok.

Having FINALLY read the help (ha ha) ...

In the Project Manager, simply add the .RC file! DOH!

You get ...

program MyProg;

{%File 'Debug.inc'}
{$R 'Resources.res' 'Resources.rc'}


The Debug.inc file includes a list of debugs I may want. By having it in the file, It will be used as part of the build/make check!

The second part (resources.rc) is the plain text version for the list of resources.

This will build the .RES file automatically too.

So.

My answer to the question of "How do you add a .RC to the project?" is to go into the Project Manager and add the .RC file.

Some things are just a little TOO obvious sometimes!

Regards,

Richard Quadling.
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by:h_mohsenian
ID: 6329900
listening...
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by:TOndrej
ID: 6330178
yup add .rc to project not project group
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by:Richard Quadling
ID: 6333481
What confused me the most was the lack of a "Resource Workshop" (I used to run Borland C++ with AFX for Win3.1x - those where the days!).

I couldn't quite understand who, with all the great things Delphi was doing, how it could not handle a list of resources.

So, sometimes (and only sometimes), reading the help/manual is beneficial!

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Hi RQuadling, after reviewing this question, I see that you did in fact answer it your self.  I will refund your points and accept my own comment @ 0 points to move to PAQ.

Thanks,
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by:Richard Quadling
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Thanks.
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