Visual C++ 2005 Express - Resources?

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    Visual C++ 2005 Express - Resources?

    One thing that has got me wondering about Visual C++ 2005 Express is the "resources" section. What is this and what is it for?

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    Does anyone know? In case I left out details, as I have a habit of doing, on the projects/solutions section on the far left, there are 3 "folders". One is for headers, the one below it for resources, and the one at the bottom is for source files. What I'm asking is what is the "resources" folder used for?

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    IDE question - moved to Tech.

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    It's used for listing project 'resources' - scripts(*.rc) containing dialog, menu, image information etc and for associated resource data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ulillillia View Post
    One thing that has got me wondering about Visual C++ 2005 Express is the "resources" section. What is this and what is it for?
    Icons, dialogs, menus, internationalization strings, etc.

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    So can BMPs and TGAs be included here and referenced without having to specify a path? That is, instead of specifying "C:\\path\\to\\file\\example.bmp" as the file to open a BMP image, you'd just put the file in "resources" and reference it as "example.bmp" instead?

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