Resources can often be useful for the final version of a program, or before. This is to store images, fonts, cursors, dll, or even another program within the program itself, in the same folder or subfolders.
To use the resources with C/C + +, it must create a file extension ".rc", and place it in the same folder as the other project files.
Example: Content of the "game" folder with codeblocks:
- Source Files
- File headers
- Resource file
The file is therefore in the same folder as other files.
In a resource file, there must be one attachment per line and a line must begin with a number.
- Note that: If a file is located in a subfolder, you must specify this subfolder:
1 ICON "icons/icon.ico"
Use with Qt
The use of resources may also be useful with Qt, under C ++. Here, the principle is not the same. The resources are not find in a file with the .rc extension but with the extension: . qrc
It should be noted in file..pro" in the # input section, in this way:
RESOURCES += res.qrc
Here is the structure that must have your .qrc:
This is similar to the syntax of HTML. The files are integrated between the tags "<file>" and "</ file>".