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I have 3 small graphics that I am using in a gui. I have them in the script directory when I compile and have them included here:




In the program, I am trying to figure out how to find them.



don't work.

I have tried variations on the script path, just the file name, the absolute path in both the include statement and referencing the file later in the program. I'm sure the answer is obvious but I can't figure it out. How do I include and reference a file? Thanks.

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Haven't done it myself but this could be a good place to start

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Active Directory (NEW 2018-10-19 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (2018-10-31 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2017-07-21 - Version - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
PowerPoint (2017-06-06 - Version - Download - General Help & Support
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki

ADO - Wiki


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Firstly, you should have posted this in the Support forum - it is not an example script!

As to why it does not work, your syntax is wrong - look at the SciTE Help file:

#AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_File_Add= Filename[,Section [,ResName]]

You need to define the filename (which you have), the resource section (which you have not) and resource name (which you also have not). These final 2 parameters are vital because they define where in the .exe the resources are to be stored (and of what type they are) and give the name you use in your code when you want to utilise them.

However, Autoit3Wrapper can only deal with RCDATA type resources and will automatically set the next number in line as the ResName, regardless of what you want. (Jos, that is not a complaint - I know how hard you worked to code this!). Thus you will be able to use the .gifs, but not the .bmp which needs to be stored (unsurprisingly) as a BITMAP type.

However, using ResHacker (Google to find a download site) you can store all types of resource to your heart's content. And as water has already suggested, Zedna's Resources.au3 is an excellent UDF to utilise the stored resources ResHacker has put in your compiled .exe. But do read the thread carefully - you have to understand how to use both ResHacker and the UDF to get the correct results - play with the examples until you are sure you know what you are doing. For example, do not use upx to compress the compiled file until after Reshacker has added the resources.

If you run into problems, post again in the Support forum and we can help.


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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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Mayby some good looking Mod will come along and move this to General Help and Support.

In the meantime, You can download a Win32 installer version of Resource Hacker from


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