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c++.idde - RS32 and the IDDE -- possible solution

reply "Matt Morgan" <geckofood.ya-hoo spammergotohell.com> writes:
I have been using DMC++ since the Symantec days, and I have been struggling
with Resource Studio. Being unwilling to bow to Lord Gates, I refused to use
VC and its paltry resource editor. In desperation, I decided to look out on
the web for a resource editor, hopeful that I would find something
compatible with DMC++ that would give me access to visually edited resource
files.

What I found out there came as a slight shock...apparently, you can download
the Symantec version of Resource Studio, version 1.0, from a few places out
there on the web. I decided to see if this would be helpful in solving my
resource editor problem.

One location: http://personal5.iddeo.es/ret007ow/tools.html

I unzipped the file into \dm\bin where rs32 lives, and I let the unzip
overwrite everything except the MFC DLLs.

This seems to be working fine, without major issues. The IDDE opens rs32 on
demand, I can modify my resources, and I can get out, no fuss. Once in a
great while rs32 will spawn over and over, so no matter how often I kill it,
it returns from the dead. It happens so infrequently that it hasn't deterred
me. So, after a small bit of effort, I am back up and running with a visual
resource editor under DMC++'s IDDE. Granted, if anything has been fixed from
1.0 to 1.1, I do not have access to the fixes, but that didn't help when it
crashed consistently before anyway.

Why this makes it go, I'm not sure. However, I'm not one to argue.

I hope this is of some help to one or more of you.

M 
Oct 28 2003
parent "KarL" <someone somewhere.org> writes:
From memory, I think originally it was a company called Whitewater group
that wrote one fine language called Actor.   They also wrote WRT - Whitewater
Resource Toolkit which was bundled with Borland BC2.0 and later Symantec
C++ 6.0.  The class editor for Actor is now in the IDDE and somehow a few
things in between.  I don't know whether it is SRT you mentioned.

The crashes I experienced with RS were:

1) Switching between Win-16 resources and Win-32 resource file format.
2) Network/Domain DLL conflict.

As I have posted before, running Win98 in safe mode allows me to run RS32
without problems.  Running in normal mode is luck dependant.

"Matt Morgan" <geckofood.ya-hoo spammergotohell.com> wrote in message
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 I have been using DMC++ since the Symantec days, and I have been struggling
 with Resource Studio. Being unwilling to bow to Lord Gates, I refused to use
 VC and its paltry resource editor. In desperation, I decided to look out on
 the web for a resource editor, hopeful that I would find something
 compatible with DMC++ that would give me access to visually edited resource
 files.

 What I found out there came as a slight shock...apparently, you can download
 the Symantec version of Resource Studio, version 1.0, from a few places out
 there on the web. I decided to see if this would be helpful in solving my
 resource editor problem.

 One location: http://personal5.iddeo.es/ret007ow/tools.html

 I unzipped the file into \dm\bin where rs32 lives, and I let the unzip
 overwrite everything except the MFC DLLs.

 This seems to be working fine, without major issues. The IDDE opens rs32 on
 demand, I can modify my resources, and I can get out, no fuss. Once in a
 great while rs32 will spawn over and over, so no matter how often I kill it,
 it returns from the dead. It happens so infrequently that it hasn't deterred
 me. So, after a small bit of effort, I am back up and running with a visual
 resource editor under DMC++'s IDDE. Granted, if anything has been fixed from
 1.0 to 1.1, I do not have access to the fixes, but that didn't help when it
 crashed consistently before anyway.

 Why this makes it go, I'm not sure. However, I'm not one to argue.

 I hope this is of some help to one or more of you.

 M 

Oct 28 2003