ResEdit – Resource Editor for Windows Programs

ResEditis a resource editor for Windows programs. The original purpose was to help C++ developers to create resource scripts. Now it can also be used to modify any resource in PE files (exe, dll etc) and compiled resource scripts (res files). Output files can be compiled by any Win32 compiler, like MinGW and Microsoft Visual C++. ResEdit always generates 2 files:

  • One with the rc extension, which contains the code (the name depends on the project name) ¬†and
  • An include file always named resource.h (it is impossible to change it), which contains the ID definitions.


  • Importing rc files generated by Microsoft Visual Studio resource editor
  • Supported formats : Resource Script (rc), Compiled Resource Script (res), Win32 Portable Executable (exe, dll)
  • Format conversion in command-line mode [advt]
  • Advanced Dialog editor. All existing kind of Win32 controls are supported (Static text, Buttons, Edit controls, Pictures)
  • A basic picture editor to open and modify bitmaps, icons and cursors
  • Possibility to include all sort of resources
  • Generation of C++ code for the Dialogs (code with CreateWindowEx) and Menus (CreateMenu, CreatePopupMenu). However it is not possible to import C++ sources files
  • Unlimited Undo/Redo buffers
  • Customizable layout : you can drag and drop panels to place it wherever you want

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