Windows Resource Scripts

Mark Fitzgerald
Wed Dec 9 17:40:00 GMT 1998

On Tue, 8 Dec 1998, Timothy Legge wrote:

> Hi
> Is there any information available on how to create a Windows program that
> uses a resource file.

A little.  The FAQ mentions that a COFF file can be produced from a textal
RC file using 'windres'.  Type 'windres --help' to get some basic info. 
Aside from taking a few minutes to get the command-line parameters right,
it worked well for me.  I used output for COFF, not RES.

(Aside: what can I use RES files for with the cygwin tools?)

> My application that compiles with Visual C++ 5.0 makes use of a menu and a
> Dialog.  Any ideas how to compile it with gnuwin32 gcc.
> Tim

Once you have compiled your .rc file into a .coff file, then just add the
.coff file to the set of object files to be linked together by the linker.

That should be it.


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