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- System Process: No
- Background Process: No
- Application Process:Yes
- Common Path:
C:\ Program Files\ Microsoft Visual Studio 8\ SDK\ v2.0\ Bin\
- Uses Network:No<
- Uses Internet:No<
Described as Resource Compiler for Microsoft Visual Studio 8, the file rc.exe was developed by Microsoft Corporation to gather resource definitions and files into a single .RES file that can be called and used later for Visual Studio applications, such as Visual Basic and C++.
A .RES (resource) file consists of icons, bitmaps, and cursors that are used in any application created using Microsoft Visual Studio. The content of these resource files can be accessed and loaded into the application, through the use of functions like LoadResString, LodResPicture, and LoadResData.
Any resource file compiled by the rc.exe process may be included in any VB (Visual Basic) project and may be accessible as a Win32 API function when the program itself is compiled in VB.
Another resource compiler, under the filename rcdll.exe, is used to compile DLL/Module/Library resources to be used by the VB application. These two resource compilers are included in the GUI (Graphical User Interface) of Microsoft Visual Studio 8.
The content that the rc.exe process can assemble may include string resources, which include text strings with unlimited value, such as the vbAccelerator, or binary resources, like icons, bitmaps, sounds, cursors, videos, and so on.
The resource file created by the rc.exe process needs to be referenced by the Visual Basic project, in order for it to be used by the application using the three loading functions.
Additional rc.exe Info:
Part of: Resource Compiler Microsoft Visual Studio 8, Author URL: http://www.microsoft.com/, File Created by: Microsoft Corporation
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