Resources not showing in MUI files for CPLs

Dec 14, 2009 at 9:24 AM

I can't view the resources in Control Panel MUI files. e.g. timedate.cpl.mui 

Coordinator
Dec 14, 2009 at 4:51 PM

I'm afraid I'll need more information.

Which OS? Where was the MUI file located? etc etc.

Dec 14, 2009 at 5:39 PM

Windows 7 32-bit. Opening Timedate.cpl.mui file in %windir%\system32\en-us\. I want to add a bitmap resource to the Time Zone dialog.

Coordinator
Dec 14, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Non-localisable (aka "Language Neutral" or LN) resources go in the original *.exe, cpl, or DLL file, it's only string tables, menus, and dialogs that go in the MUI.

Resourcer doesn't support editing dialog resources, just vieing them (and looking at their control tree) so I assume you're using a different program to edit the dialog itself?

Dec 14, 2009 at 6:18 PM

I was not aware of that. Dialog editing should be a fundamental ability. What other resource editors (commercial or free) support dialog editing?

Coordinator
Dec 14, 2009 at 6:36 PM

It's a feature that's forthcoming in a future version, you'll notice Resourcer is still marked as being pre-1.0.

I personally use Visual Studio's dialog editor, but ResHacker and XNResourceEditor have them too.