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Adding Resources to exes in c#

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Hi, I remember being able to add resources (such as bitmaps and files) to exes in VS 6, but I have no idea how its being done, or if its possible in VS2003.net. Im sure its something really simple and im just being plain stupid. Someone point it out! thanks Yratelev

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If you're using a .NET language, as far as I can tell, you add the resource to your project, and in the file properties (right-click on the file in Solution Explorer, click Properties), select Embedded Resource for compilation type. Then you can use Assembly.GetManifestResourceStream to get a Stream to the resource. VS 2005 adds a lot more comprehensive resource support that's similar to what exists in VC++.

If you're using VC++, I believe you simply add a resource file to your project (.rc), then you can use the Resource View to add resources like in VS 6.

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