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RESOURCES

The cursors, Icons, dialog, bitmaps accelerators, menu, table tool bar and string are the different resources. The resources are compiled by the resource compiler. The linker will bind the object (*.obj) files &resource (*.res) files into the executable (.exe) file.

Cursor:

The Cursor points to a few element on the screen. The character-based screens cursor is a blinking rectangle or an underline symbol. On Windows it might be an I-beam or an arrow.

Icon:

An icon is the small image that represents a file, program, link to a Web page, picture, or other type of information stored on the computer. The Double-clicking on an icon causes the file, program, Web page or picture to open.

Bitmap:

The Bitmap is a method of storing the information which maps an image pixel, bit by bit. The bitmapped file format are .pcx, .bmp,.pict, .pict-2, .tif., tiff, and so on.

Accelerator:

The Accelerators are the short cut keys. It is a key combination like Alt+0, Alt+F9, Ctrl+A to activate the task.

Toolbars:

The Toolbars are buttons to activate the functions in the application. The floppy sign is a tool bar for saving. They will be related with the corresponding menu items. The toolbar is a window which contains a row of command buttons. Clicking the button will concern the predefined command. For choosing a menu item you can click the toolbar equivalent to the menu item. The toolbar buttons are arranged and are bitmaps in a row.

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