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Using the Silverfrost Resource Compiler

The .NET programmer can create Windows applications by including the WINAPP directive before the main program as follows.


Although Silverfrost ClearWin+ can be used to produce Windows applications for Microsoft Windows (Win32) operating systems it is not portable to other operating systems. For portability use can be made of C# forms or Visual Basic .NET forms.

When using any of these approaches, the simplest way to include resources is to use a RESOURCES section in the FTN95 program code (see Resources in FTN95). The alternative is to make an explicit call to the Silverfrost Resource Compiler SRC on a command line.

When SRC is called it creates a permanent compilation of a resource script. With a few exceptions and a few additions, SRC uses the same resource script syntax as the Microsoft Resource Compiler RC. However, most .NET programmers will find that they only use the following kinds of resources:


Once a resource script has be written, it should be stored in a file with the .RC extension. The resource can then be compiled with a call to SRC of the form:


This command takes the file resource.rc as input and produces an object file called resource.res. The resulting object file can then be linked with other object files using DBK_LINK or DBK_LINK2.



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