Create a cursor with Visual C++ Express

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    Create a cursor with Visual C++ Express

    Hi,
    I try to learn the basics of Windows Programming , this time using the Win32 tutorial . However , there is a problem when creating a cursor with Microsoft Visual C++ , the tutorial says :

    "To create the cursor, on the main menu, click Insert -> Resource... In the Insert Resource dialog box, click Cursor and click New "

    But with Visual C++ Express Edition 2005 , there is no "Insert" . So, I don't know how to cope in that particular case . Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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    Express edition does not have nor support a resource editor.

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    So, perhaps should I use Dev-C++ ? Or do you advise another ?

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    I don't recommend Dev-C.

    I'm not saying I recommend it, but VC 2005 standard edition comes with a built-in resource editor.

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    Both dev-cpp and msvc-express have a resource compiler, which is the important part. If you want a gui editor to create resource scripts, which the various non-express versions of msvc2005 come equipped with, you might be interested in ResEd and use the scripts it generates with either compiler. Resource script syntax isn't difficult if you would prefer to write them by hand; regard this msdn page as an important reference whichever approach you choose to use.

    Since dev-cpp and msvc2005-express are free, try them both - it's always useful to compile code on different compilers in any event.
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    I personally use the resource editor included in Pelles C. I find it works pretty well, and has fewer bugs than ResEd.

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    Thanks for your useful advices and links . It will take some time at the beginning , but this way I will be able to add RC files to my projects.

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