|Rapid-Q Documentation by William Yu (c)1999||Chapter 8|
$RESOURCE ICO_TEST AS "C:\ICONS\TEST.ICO" DIM Form AS QForm Form.ICOHandle = ICO_TEST 'Form.Icon = "C:\ICONS\TEST.ICO"The file C:\ICONS\TEST.ICO is embedded within your executable, which means you don't need to include TEST.ICO if you plan on distributing your .EXE program. Rapid-Q doesn't generate .RES files for you, and it can't handle other people's .RES files either. Most languages you'll see have a .RES file, but you can't use them in Rapid-Q, you'll have to extract the pictures within it, and use the $RESOURCE handle directive to include them in your application. It is also possible to do this:
Form.ICOHandle = ICO_TEST DIM Image AS QImage Image.Icon = Form.IconImage.Icon normally accepts a string value, but if no string is specified, it'll read the previously cached icon. In this case, we're loading Form.Icon to our "cache" and Image.Icon will read from it. So what does this do?
Image.Icon = Form.Icon + Form2.IconThis will load Form2.Icon into the cache, so Image.Icon will copy Form2.Icon. However, please note that you can't assign Icon Handles, for example:
Image.IcoHandle = Form.IcoHandleThe parser will try to look for a resource handle, but won't find one.
DIM ImageList AS QImageList ImageList.Width = 32 ImageList.Height = 32 ImageList.AddICOFile("app.ico") ImageList.AddBMPFile("app.bmp", 0)You can add icons or bitmaps in any order. As before, you can also add images from the "cache" if no filename was specified. As before:
$RESOURCE Bomb_WAV AS "BOMB.WAV" PlayWav(Bomb_WAV, 1) '-- 1 = background play SLEEP 5 '-- Wait until wav is finishedAs for other types, you can extract the resource to be manipulated.
$RESOURCE Whatever_TYPE AS "text.txt" ExtractResource(Resource(0), "text.txt")After you're done using it, you can simply delete the file. There are a wide range of uses for extracting resources, you can even use this technique in an installation program. For more information on EXTRACTRESOURCE, RESOURCE, and RESOURCECOUNT, please see Appendix C: Other reserved keywords
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