Resource Hacker™ has been designed to be the complete resource editing tool: compiling, viewing, decompiling and recompiling resources for both 32bit and 64bit Windows executables. Resource Hacker™ can open any type of Windows executable (*.exe; *.dll; *.scr; *.mui etc) so that individual resources can be added modified or deleted within these files. Resource Hacker™ can create and compile resource script files (*.rc), and edit resource files (*.res) too.
Resource Hacker™ has been designed to:
1. View resources in executable files (*.exe, *.dll, *.cpl, *.ocx) and in Win32 resource files (*.res) in both their compiled and decompiled formats.
2. Extract (save) resources to file in: *.res format; as a binary; or as decompiled resource scripts or images. Icons, bitmaps, cursors, menus, dialogs, string tables, message tables, accelerators, Borland forms and version info resources can be fully decompiled into their respective formats, whether as image files or *.rc text files.
3. Modify (rename or replace) resources in executables. Image resources (icons, cursors and bitmaps) can be replaced with an image from a corresponding image file (*.ico, *.cur, *.bmp), a *.res file or even another *.exe file. Dialogs, menus, stringtables, accelerators and messagetable resource scripts (and also Borland forms) can be edited and recompiled using the internal resource script editor.Resources can also be replaced with resources from a *.res file as long as the replacement resource is of the same type and has the same name.
4. Add new resources to executables. Enable a program to support multiple languages, or add a custom icon or bitmap (company logo etc) to a program’s dialog.
5. Delete resources. Most compilers add resources into applications which are never used by the application. Removing these unused resources can reduce an application’s size.
Summary of changes in v4.2.3 (2015-06-29):
• Bugfix: Significant bug in the recompiler
• Bugfix: Minor bug displaying animated cursors
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