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Adding or Replacing Bitmaps from .BMP Files

This code shows how to replace bitmaps (.BMP) in EXE and DLL files using Resource Tuner Console.

The script adds or replaces bitmaps in the DemoApp1.exe with bitmaps from .bmp files in the "\Demo\Src" folder. After that, it outputs the resulting resource tree to a log file and/or the console screen.

Note: when copying out the script code, please make sure there's no line breaks. This is a requirement of VBScript: the entire command must be on one line.

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' This code shows how to modify bitmaps in executables.
' The script will add or replace bitmaps in demoapp1.exe with bitmaps from .bmp
' files in the "Src" folder, and output the changes in the Resource Tree 
' to a log file.
' The resulting files will be created in the directory named "\Demo\Release"
' Check the log file to see the Resource Tree built. 

Sub Main
  PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "PE file header checksum updating is enabled." 
  PEFileProxy.UpdateCheckSum = True

  PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "The creation of a backup copy is disabled." 
  PEFileProxy.CreateBackUp = False

  PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Opening the file for processing..."
  PEFileProxy.OpenFile ".\demo\src\DemoApp1.exe"
  if (PEFileProxy.Terminated) then
    ' Issue a warning in case of error
    PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Error when opening this file."
    PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "File opened OK."
    if (not PEFileProxy.HasResources) then
      PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "The file contains no resources."
      PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "The file contains resources."      

      ' This specifies the default language      
      LangID = 0 ' Default
      ResourcesProxy.SetLanguage LangID, DELETE_IF_EXISTS

      PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Change/add the bitmap..."
      ResourcesProxy.ChangeBitmap "THEBITMAP", LangID, 
CREATE_IF_NOT_EXIST, ".\src\thebitmap.bmp"

      ' Build and output the Resource Tree to log. Optional (for demo purpose).
      ' Check the log file to see the Resource Tree built. 
      PEFileProxy.PostDebugString ""
      PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Resource Tree built by RTC:"
      PEFileProxy.PostDebugString ""

      ' Save file
      PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Saving file as a new file..."
      PEFileProxy.SaveAsNewImage ".\release\DemoApp1.exe"
    end if
    PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Closing this file..."
  end if
end Sub

To see the changes made to the test EXEs, we recommend using Resource Tuner GUI, a visual resource editor.

Once installed Resorce Tuner Console, you will find the Demo folder nested in the directory where RTC has been installed. Within this Demo folder, there are 12 subdirectories that contain sample scripts and sample executable files.

All sample scripts are ready to run. Select one of the .BAT files located in the Demo folders to execute the sample script. The script will make changes in the test EXE file. The resulting file will be created in the directory named "Release" under the directory containing the script.

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