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How to create DLL with Localized Strings and IDs for use with RegLoadMUIString

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Please refer to the following MSDN articles:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms685156(VS.85).aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms724890(VS.85).aspx

My question is, how do I create a DLL that can be used to hold Localized String with ID references that I can plug into a service description? I can set the service description using the ChangeServiceConfig2 function but I'd like to use the form: @[path\]dllname,-strID on W2K8 and Vista.
I just need to see and example of the DLL source code that would make this work.
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are you trying to make event source DLL for service application to get rid of those comments in NT Log about not being able to find event description?

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No. I've figured that one out by creating a resource DLL. I have a 'Service Manager Application' that worked great until Vista and W2K8 came out. I now have to use the RegLoadMUIString to get the service description for those two versions. My program also allows you to install services so I'd like to be able to install the reference to the DLL for Vista and W2K8. Do you think the DLL would be build that same way as the resource DLL for event messages?
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>> Do you think the DLL would be build that same way as the resource DLL for event messages?
that would be logical, but you have to test it yourself:)

>>My program also allows you to install services so I'd like to be able to install the reference to the DLL for Vista and W2K8.
you can use onbeforeinstall/onafetrinstall event handlers to make registry changes and/or RegLoadMUIString call

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Thanks I will do the testing. Currently when I install a service with my app I use the CreateService function followed by the ChangeServiceConfig2 function to add the description. I suppose that if the description is contained in a resource DLL then I could use the ChangeServiceConfig2 function to install a description that looks like:

@%SystemRoot%\System32\MyAppRes.dll,-101

where 101 is the ID of the description string.  
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yup, one thing about string ID test if it needs to be decimal or hexadecimal number, but I guess it would be decimal

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