fcl-res

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Overview

fcl-res is a Free Component Library component that provides functionality to create and access all kinds of resources, including those on

  • Windows PE
  • (Linux) ELF
  • OSX Mach
  • .res files

Documentation

See the XML directory under fcl-res for fpdoc documentation, which includes a nice introduction and tutorial, complete with code examples.

You can generate e.g. a CHM file from this using this command in Windows (please adjust file locations):

C:\Development\fpctrunk\bin\i386-win32\fpdoc.exe ^
--package=fcl-res ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\acceleratorsresource.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\bitmapresource.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\coffconsts.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\coffreader.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\cofftypes.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\coffwriter.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\dfmreader.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\elfconsts.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\elfreader.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\elftypes.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\elfwriter.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\externalreader.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\externaltypes.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\externalwriter.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\fpcrestypes.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\groupcursorresource.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\groupiconresource.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\groupresource.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\icocurtypes.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\machoconsts.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\machoreader.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\machotypes.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\machowriter.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\resdatastream.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\resfactory.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\resmerger.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\resource.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\resourcetree.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\resreader.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\reswriter.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\stringtableresource.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\strtable.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\tlbreader.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\versionconsts.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\versionresource.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\versiontypes.pp ^
--input=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\src\winpeimagereader.pp ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\acceleratorsresource.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\bitmapresource.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\coffreader.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\cofftypes.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\coffwriter.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\dfmreader.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\elfconsts.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\elfreader.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\elfwriter.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\externalreader.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\externaltypes.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\externalwriter.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\groupcursorresource.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\groupiconresource.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\groupresource.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\machoreader.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\machotypes.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\machowriter.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\resdatastream.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\resfactory.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\resource.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\resourcetree.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\resreader.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\reswriter.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\stringtableresource.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\versionconsts.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\versionresource.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\versiontypes.xml ^
--descr=C:\Development\fpctrunk\packages\fcl-res\xml\winpeimagereader.xml ^
--format=chm ^
--auto-index ^
--auto-toc ^
--make-searchable ^
--output=fcl-res.chm

Examples

The resource unit is used in fpcres, a resource management tool, in $(fpcdir)\utils\fpcres\sourcehandler.pas

See also the examples in the help file, e.g.

program converttosparc;
// slightly modified from fcl-res help file program res3 (mainly comments).
// This program reads a supported resource file (and autodetects the resource type)
// then writes to a specific format - in this case SPARC ELF.
{$mode objfpc}
 
uses
  Classes, SysUtils, resource,
// You need to specify which resources you want to be able to read.
// The units initialize themselves and register themselves as readers....
  resreader, coffreader, elfreader, winpeimagereader,
//... same goes for writers
  elfwriter, 
// elfwriter needs its constants unti:
  elfconsts;
 
var
  resources : TResources;
  writer : TElfResourceWriter;
  reader : TAbstractResourceReader;
  inFile : TFileStream;
 
begin
  resources:=TResources.Create;
  inFile:=TFileStream.Create(paramstr(1), fmOpenRead or fmShareDenyNone);
  // Use FindReader to let TResources find the appropriate reader for the file
  reader:=TResources.FindReader(inFile);
  writeln('Selected reader: ',reader.Description);
  resources.LoadFromStream(inFile,reader);
  writer:=TElfResourceWriter.Create;
  writer.MachineType:=emtsparc;
  resources.WriteToFile(ChangeFileExt(paramstr(1),'.o'),writer);
 
  // clean up - adding try..except blocks would be nice:
  resources.Free;
  reader.Free;
  writer.Free;
  inFile.Free;
end.

Getting file version information

See Show_Application_Title,_Version,_and_Company#FPC_2.7.1.2Ftrunk

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