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Load bmp from resource dll rather than exe's own resource.

Posted on 2003-11-18
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I have an dialog based exe with some bitmap buttons. Now I have created a resource dll with another set of bmp for buttons. How do I load bmp's for button from resource dll? Please help me.
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Question by:muftiscrop
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You'd use

HINSTANCE hResDll = LoadLibrary ( "myresource.dll");
HINSTANCE hResOld = AfxGetResourceHandle ();

AfxSetResourceHandle ( hResDll);

// use the resources from your DLL

AfxSetResourceHandle ( hResOld); // switch back to 'normal'
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BTW, alternatively, you could use the solution described in http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;198846
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Loading BITMAP from Dll:

HBITMAP hBmp = ::LoadImage(
    hDll,                                   // resource Dll handle
    MAKEINTRESOURCE(id),     // resource ID
    IMAGE_BITMAP,
    0,
    0,
    LR_DEFAULTCOLOR);
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Both solutions will work - I'd say "split"
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