[Haskell-cafe] Windows details

Andrew Coppin andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Tue Sep 9 14:33:32 EDT 2008

Steve Schafer wrote:
> Version information and application icons are both stored in data
> structures called "resources"; these are appended to the executable
> portion of the application, inside the EXE file. There are a number of
> predefined resource types, such as the aforementioned version info and
> icon, which follow specific data formats, and you can also define custom
> resources to store just about anything you want. (For example, in an
> application I wrote recently, I used custom resources to embed a set of
> TrueType fonts into the EXE.)
> There are a gazillion resource editors available for modifying the
> resources linked into an EXE; go to the Wikipedia page for a reasonable
> starting point:
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resource_(Windows)

Thanks for your input. I'm now playing with XN Resource Editor. Getting 
the version information to work correctly appears to be tricky, but 
everything else seems quite straight forward...

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