I recently added background graphics to my forms via a resource file. The res file is approx 5mb and in return my exe has bloated by approx the same amount. WTF is going on. I also tested the exe by removing it to a folder where it had no access to the res file....It still loaded with the correct graphics...So, am I to understand that the res file graphics are loaded into the binary at build-time ? If so then WTF is the point of having a resource file????