rm65453

packaging bitmaps in exe

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Hello Everyone,

 

I am currently using a script that heavily relies on the imagesearch function at work. I am planning to share it with other workers but the trouble is the location of the bitmaps. Can I somehow package the bitmaps in the exe itself so the script is not dependent on the location of these bmp files?

 

Thanks.

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rm65453,

A couple of possibilities to get images into a compiled .exe:

1. FileInstall. This places a copy of a file in your .exe which you can load onto the user's machine and then use from within your script. Read the Help file carefully and search for the many forum threads.

2. guinness' ResourcesEx UDF. This is more complicated to use, but allows you to use files stored in your .exe without having to copy them onto the user's machine. It requires more effort from the coder to get everything into the .exe, but does have the advantage of not having to load files onto a new machine - everything is self-contained. If you want to use this you MUST read the thread carefully and try out the examples - the UDF is not difficult to use, but if you do not take the trouble to learn how to use it properly, you will have problems.

I would recommend trying FileInstall first - if you can get what you want that way it is far simpler.

M23

 


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Thanks Melba, working on this right now.

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

Fileinstall worked perfectly but the trouble is most of the users will not have write access to the file directory. I am gonna trying to resourcesEx approach now.

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rm65453,

You can always write them to @TEMPDIR.

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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true that. 

but am gonna give the second option a shot, just for brain exercise. if that doesnt work am sure, the temp option will work well.

 

Thanks Melba. 

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If you want it IN the EXE then Melba23 has given all the answers. 

But you could make your own .dll as a container for resources - such as images (bmp, png, ico etc) and simply ship that with your EXE. I use RDG.EXE I believe there are better products out there.

 

 


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Also, have a look to Wakillon's binarytoau3kompressor here:


It can transform an image in hex data to be embedded within your listing.
You can then read the hex data in a variable (even without saving to disk) and have your Image in a variable ready to be used within your program.


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