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    resource editor

    Is there a free visual resource editor availible somewhere? Or can someone tell me how to use the Dev-C++ resource editor? right now it's for a dialog, but I'll probably want to expand.

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    >>>Or can someone tell me how to use the Dev-C++ resource editor

    Is that just a sort of text editor? If it is, you will need to learn how to write recource scripts. Programming Windows 5th Edition by Charles Petzold is an exellent place to lean it. I'm lazy though. I just use MSVC++'s visual recource editor, but its good to know the internal workings of recource scripts so if there are any problems with the one's generated by the compiler, you know what to do.
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    the main window
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    and the dialog window
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    that looks a bit dodgy...

    Is that the only thing in it that lets you edit recources? If so, by just using that, you wont be able to add controls (buttons, edit boxes etc...) or anything like that without writing your own scripts so that would be a waste of time...sorry

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    You should check out DevC++ resource section for heaps of links to useful stuff - compilers and tools included.

    If you want a free GUI resource editor there is one that comes with the free lcc-win32 C compiler:

    http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~lcc-win32/

    If you need to learn mingw resource syntax - the compiler for which devc is an ide - then you may find some of the info in my wee, humble website of some use to you:

    http://www.foosyerdoos.fsnet.co.uk

    Note that there are some annoying idiosyncrasies that devc++ introduces, such has enforcing absolute rather than relative paths. There are also a couple of syntactical differences in control type declarations too - but that is down to the mingw resource compiler itself.

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