Here is a link to a really cool free resource editor - !

This editor requires that you first load an existing file with resource(s) in it (.exe .dll .ocx etc.). Once loaded you can view/edit/save just about any kind of resource which exists in the file - bitmap, icon, string table, dialog, menu, accelerator table etc.

In particular you can save and modify existing dialogs and add new controls to them. This editor has all the good stuff - Listview, TreeView, Statusbar, Toolbar, TabControl, Hotkey Control etc.

Load it up and go browsing your hard drive for existing .exe's. You'll be amazed at all the existing resources you'll find which are completely reusable and editable
Posted on 2003-04-11 10:41:26 by gfalen
*erm* I don't think it is a new tool. I had been using it for the past year. :grin:
Posted on 2003-04-11 11:02:24 by roticv
Many others however might not know about it.
Posted on 2003-04-11 11:05:12 by gfalen

Have you tried the resource editor from Symantec?


Posted on 2003-04-12 03:35:33 by Vortex
Hi Vortex. well I dl'ed Rstudio and agree it is a good editor. The ability to extract and edit resources from existing exe's though, is really handy. I have browsed around my hard drive and found many exe files with resources already designed and built. With the program I linked to ResHacker you can extract these resources and modify them or just use them as is - saves a LOT of time
Posted on 2003-04-12 10:40:05 by gfalen

i've try it, very nice... but it create only RES files.. for rc i have to copy and paste the lines...

In any way very useful, seems better that vc++ editor, i'm using it ! :alright:
Posted on 2003-04-12 11:39:14 by Bit7
You can save as .rc file. It's in the 'Action' menu - 'Save ... as .RC file'.
Posted on 2003-04-12 17:27:35 by gfalen
uau !!!!! thx again
Posted on 2003-04-13 15:33:17 by Bit7