Resources in Dev C++

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    Resources in Dev C++

    Hey all I'm having a hard time understanding how to use resources in dev C++.
    I'm trying to create a nice windows application with menus defined in the resource, however I keep getting the compile error.

    Code:
    make.exe -f "C:\Users\JohnJr\Desktop\Makefile.win" all
    windres.exe -i Windows_private.rc --input-format=rc -o Windows_private.res -O coff 
    
    gcc: installation problem, cannot exec `cc1': No such file or directory
    
    windres.exe: no resources
    Can anyone explain how to use resources in Dev?
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    Toolbar, goto Project, add resource file. That's it, really. If you've already tried to add the resource file another way (ie. add to project), you're best off just beginning a new project and then adding the files correctly.
    Last edited by Oldman47; 08-26-2007 at 10:34 AM. Reason: Because I felt like it. <sticks out tongue>

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    Actually it's already added. Which is part of the problem, It's in the project if I go to project/project options/files, it displays the resource. I added it when i created the (New/resource) it asked 'Would you like to add file to project' and I said yes.
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    Put aside your current project, then as a test, do what's below:

    Open Dev
    Goto, File/New/Project
    Select Windows App
    Save 'Project 1' when prompted
    Goto Project, Add Resource file (example below, just rename a wav file to satisfy parameter - what's below is your actual innards for the rc file)

    Add #define ID_SOUND1 100 //add to main.c file, just below include windows.h

    Code:
    #define APSTUDIO_READONLY_SYMBOLS
    
    #ifndef __BORLANDC__
    #include "winresrc.h"
    #endif
    
    
    #undef APSTUDIO_READONLY_SYMBOLS
    
    #if !defined(AFX_RESOURCE_DLL) || defined(AFX_TARG_ENC)
    #ifdef _WIN32
    LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_CAN
    #pragma code_page(1252)
    #endif 
    
    ID_SOUND1               WAVE     DISCARDABLE     "clickme.wav"
    
    
    #endif    
    #ifndef APSTUDIO_INVOKED
    
    #endif
    That should compile without problems, provided you've placed a wav file named 'clickme' in directory that your project files are residing. I'm not particular grand at explaining things, so that example is about the best I can do....

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    well, only problem is that I don't have a project/add resource menu, I have project/Add file, New file(I used for first resource), Remove from project, Project options.
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    Which version? 4.97?

    By description, it sounds as if you're using the project window [left side of Ide] instead of using the toolbar items.

    You should see; file | edit | search | view | project | execute | et cetera.

    If you select 'project, the dropdown menu should have a listing for 'add resource file'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldman47 View Post
    Put aside your current project, then as a test, do what's below:

    Open Dev
    Goto, File/New/Project
    Select Windows App
    Save 'Project 1' when prompted
    Goto Project, Add Resource file (example below, just rename a wav file to satisfy parameter - what's below is your actual innards for the rc file)

    Add #define ID_SOUND1 100 //add to main.c file, just below include windows.h

    Code:
    #define APSTUDIO_READONLY_SYMBOLS
    
    #ifndef __BORLANDC__
    #include "winresrc.h"
    #endif
    
    
    #undef APSTUDIO_READONLY_SYMBOLS
    
    #if !defined(AFX_RESOURCE_DLL) || defined(AFX_TARG_ENC)
    #ifdef _WIN32
    LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_CAN
    #pragma code_page(1252)
    #endif 
    
    ID_SOUND1               WAVE     DISCARDABLE     "clickme.wav"
    
    
    #endif    
    #ifndef APSTUDIO_INVOKED
    
    #endif
    That should compile without problems, provided you've placed a wav file named 'clickme' in directory that your project files are residing. I'm not particular grand at explaining things, so that example is about the best I can do....
    Could just do it like this... instead of using a copy-paste MFC resource file.
    Code:
    ID_SOUND1               WAVE     DISCARDABLE     "clickme.wav"
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    Yeah, I just copied n' pasted the 1st resource file I came across, call me ignorantly lazy.

    Technically, I could have just suggested compiling a c++ hello world in lieu of a stock window since it was but a compiling example.

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