Storing a bitmap directly in cpp

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    Storing a bitmap directly in cpp

    I have heard you can do this by use of arrays? I don't want to have to send someone my bitmaps with my program, just the executable. Another person told me I needed a program to put a bitmap into my source for me. Is it really all that complicated? Thanks in advance.

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    You can include a bitmap as a resource, which is then "compiled" into the .exe. Have a look at resources in your compilers documentation.
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    I imagine you could place a bitmap in the CPP file as an array, but it would be awkard (you may have to write a quick program to get at the pixel values).

    Better to place the image in the resouce as suggested, unless there's a reason not to do this (and I can't think of one).

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    Thanks for the help guys! Adrian I will try that, putting it in as a resource file. Thanks again!

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    after you out into the resorce
    how to you retrive it out ????
    any coding ?

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    Originally posted by monkeymon
    after you out into the resorce
    how to you retrive it out ????
    any coding ?
    Look up LoadBitmap() on MSDN

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    i dun get the meaning that msdn is trying to say
    any example or this LoadBitmap ???

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    Originally posted by Fordy
    Try here
    Sorry i dont get wat r they toking abt
    when i import the bitmap into the vc++ already then how
    becoz im using MFC so quite alot of thing im not beri sure
    i only know how to retrive bitmap from the computer......

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