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I have a dll that contains a reference to several RES files.

I can obtain the data from the res files using TResourceStream.Create and TResourceStream.SaveToFile.

How can I make the data from the res files available to the aplication at runtime as if the res file had been included in the exe using the {$R *.Res] directive?

The res files contain btrieve table structures and I don't want to have to recompile the app each time a field or index is changed hence the use of a dll

I've tried LoadResource and some other stuff but I can't get it to work!!

All help greatly recieved.
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The first parameter to LoadResource is the handle to the module where the resource resides.  To get the data from a DLL, you need the handle to the DLL.  If you load the DLL using the LoadLibrary command, call LoadResource with the handle you get from LoadLibrary.  If you are using static binding for the DLL (i.e. just using the external keyword in function or procedure definitions), get the handle to the DLL by calling GetModuleHandle, passing in the name of the DLL as a parameter.
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Many thanks for your reply.
Sorry for the delay in responding. I have not had time to look in to this yet but am replying to keep
the queston active. I hope to look at this shortly.
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