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Update Resource Images of exe File

Posted on 2004-09-20
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Hi,
I developed an application which have resource File Storing three Images. One Bitmap And Two Icon. It Also store Some String Information. Now When My client is purchase the application i need to change the this Images and strings as per the client requirement s.
I tried with Resource Update API of kernal32.dll but i am unable to do. it.

So how can update resource of exe file ? using Visual Basic 6.0
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check the link below:

http://www.thevbzone.com/l_res.htm
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by:Erick37
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One way:

1. Make a new res file named thenameofyourclient.res which contains the client specific resources.
2. Put that res file in the project, and remove the previous res file.
3. Recompile the exe
4. Have them replace the exe file in the program folder.
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by:Erick37
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Another way:

If you have Visual Studio C++ you can edit (replace) the resources directly inside the VB executable.  Here is an article from MS which decribes the process:

How To Edit Resources in Executables with Visual C++
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q139/0/30.asp
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by:RanjeetRain
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One solution would be to compile your resources as a .dll. As DLLs are laoded dynamically, you can have many versions of your resource DLL file and you can distribute one that suits your client. All you have to do is, compile your DLL each time you change the resource and maintain different versions of your dll. YOur EXE wil have to comiled only once.
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