Dec 052017
Windows 3.1 example code to extract and decode resources and tables for executable of library files.
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Windows 3.1 example code to extract and decode resources and tables for executable of library files.
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MAKEFILE 577 319 deflated
MENUDLG.C 3708 1094 deflated
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Contents of the EXEVIEW.DOC file


Often applications wish to extract information from an executable
file without the application being loaded. The Windows Program Manager
does this when it extracts an icon from the .EXE to represent the
application. There are many other resources and tables in an EXE file
(or a DLL) that may be useful to certain applications. The EXEVIEW
sample demonstrates how to extract and decode these resources and tables
for executable or library files (FONTS and DRVs qualify as DLLs).

More Information:

The EXEVIEW sample uses the Old and New Header formats has documented
in the Microsoft MS-DOS Encyclopedia. EXEVIEW loads these headers and the
associated tables that are pointed at by these headers. The include the
Entry Table, the Segment Table, the Resource Table, the Resident and
Non-Resident name tables as well as the Imported Name tables. In addition
to loading these tables, EXEVIEW will also load the resources that can
be found in the resource table. If the resource can be displayed
graphically (Icons, cursors, bitmaps, menus, etc...) then it is. For
string tables and directories (Icon, cursor, font, etc...) the resources
are listed in a text format.

For more information on the file formats and resource formats see
the MS-DOS Encyclopedia, The September 1991 Microsoft Systems Journal
or the Microsoft Open Tools documentation.

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