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How do I make a dll of just resources?

Posted on 2003-02-21
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Last Modified: 2013-11-20
I have an application that includes dialogs and tabs and bitmaps.  I want to break up this application into 1 exe and many DLLs.  One of the DLLs should contain just bitmaps and resources.  How can I create a DLL with just bitmaps, string tables and other resources (even the images of dialog boxes) and be sure that the exe and other dlls will still be able to use these bitmaps?  The other DLLs and exe should be able to call the DoModal function of a class and the class should be able to use the bitmap that is in this bitmap dll.  
Question by:shiju_luke
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codez80 earned 750 total points
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make your dll as usual,

export a function from your dll:

HRESOURCE __declspec(dllexport) GetDLLResource(LPCTSTR lpszResource);

then in the implementation of that function use Win32 API LoadResource, and make sure when you call that method you mention DLL handle, (if you are in MFC do this: AFX_MANAGE_STATE(); HANDLE hDLL = AfxGetApp()->m_hModule; )

the handle returned from that function can be used in your executable or any other DLL

good luck

if you need more details let me know and I'll tell you about it (if I know!)


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Hmm, wasn't that all covered in the MSDN links also?

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