How do I fix the RC.exe problem?

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    How do I fix the RC.exe problem?

    Hi, sorry not sure if this post goes here, I assume it does since its C++, well Microsoft´s Visual C++.
    I just started using 2008 express ed. and after writting some code in version 6 and converting to the 2008 express ed. I tried to compile it, and everything else looks great.
    Except this error. Erro Spawning Rc.Exe,

    I know RC. means Resource compiler, but what does it mean?,
    where does this file go?,

    How can I fix or avoid this problem?
    thanks in advance.

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    I've never done .rc files in MSVC++, but they are quite simple in devc++ and code::blocks.

    You just simply right click the class viewer thing on the left and add file, name it a .rc file and it will adjust the syntax coloring and should compile automatically.

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    You're experiencing a known issue with Visual Studio's resource compiler. There is a hotfix for it but I don't remember the link.

    If you submit an error report in full, you should be presented with a link to a knowledge base article which will have a link to a hotfix download.

    Good luck! Those VS crashes are irritating but all of the ones I've encountered have been resolved with hotfixes.
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    It's not a "Bug". Some tools are left out of the Express Editions.

    See here:
    VC++ Express External Res Editor: Attach External Tool to Visual C++ Express for Editing Resources | Suite101.com

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    Oh that's right. I forgot about that. Visual Studio Express doesn't include the resource compiler so you can't, for instance, provide version information or program icons, without providing an external program to do it for you.

    I have Visual Studio Pro and I had an issue with RC either not spawning or crashing which was resolved with a hotfix so that's where I was drawing my information. Whoops...
    Last edited by leeor_net; 11-10-2009 at 04:10 PM.
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