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Versions History

Version 3.0.2 (February 12, 2009):

  • Added drop-down for recent colors in Image Editor.
  • Support for Unix RC files in compiler.
  • Fixed error on opening some resource files.
  • Fixed incorrect display of Unicode characters in HTML editor.
  • Fixed error when using Save As for EXE and DLL file.
  • Added few improvements and fixed several minor errors.

Version 3.0 (November 12, 2008):

  • Symbolic IDs support!
  • Support for 64-bit executables!
  • Direct resource editing in executable files.
  • Span-lines in Dialog Editor.
  • Resource Explorer.
  • Serbian and Italian languages for Resource Builder UI.

Version 2.6 (November 29, 2006):

  • Full support for Vista icons.
  • Vista-ready!
  • Command line interface extended.
  • Preview panel in Image Editor.
  • Resource Linker improved.
  • Icon selector for icon loading.
  • Align center horizontally and vertically in Dialog Editor.
  • A lot of improvements made in resource compiler and other modules.

Version 2.5 (May 29, 2006):

  • Full support for alpha-channel in images and icons.
  • Extended support for custom controls.
  • Undelete in Dialog Editor.
  • New option: text-only resources.
  • Resource Linker improved.
  • A lot of internal improvements.

Version 2.4.0 (October 14, 2005):

  • Full Unicode support.
  • Multilanguage User Interface.
  • Custom Controls Libraries support.
  • MENUEX support in resource compiler.

Version 2.3.3 (August 20, 2005):

  • Configuration Wizard.
  • Improved and fixed resource compiler.
  • Windows XP Manifest Wizard.
  • Some minor improvements.

Version 2.3.2 (June 16, 2005):

  • XtraStyle property for all control elements in Dialog resource. Allows to store and create custom styles for controls.
  • Creation of animated icon (ANI_ICON) and cursor (ANI_CURSOR) resources. (Previously the editing only was possible)
  • Support for custom include files.
  • Some minor improvements.

Version 2.3.1 (May 20, 2005):

  • Support for Toolbar resources implemented.
  • Generation of fully compatible with Microsoft RC files implemented.
  • Better support for Large Fonts.
  • Some minor improvements.

Version 2.3 (March 17, 2005):

  • Support for AsPack and UPX packed executables.
  • Preview panel for selected resource item.
  • Visual DFM preview and testing. Only Delphi™6-7 and C++Builder™ supported.
  • Handling #include files.
  • Direct working with RES files. Now you can work with RES files the same way as with RC.
  • Configurable style of generated RC files. C style and Pascal.
  • Dialog Editor: moving and resizing controls by using arrow keys with CTRL and SHIFT pressed.
  • Other minor improvements and several bug fixes.

Version 2.1.2 (August 02, 2004):

  • Image Editor stores now last tools and color settings used.
  • Improved compiler in order to handle RC files with missing End-Of-Line character at last line.
  • Fixed several bugs.

Version 2.1.1 (April 04, 2004):

  • Support for custom (user defined) controls in Dialog Editor.
  • Minor improvements and bugs fixes.

Version 2.1 (January 25, 2004):

  • Full featured editor for animated icons and cursors (ANIICON and ANICURSOR resources).
  • Compiler definitions and initializing global definitions depending on system used.
  • Support for menu items with empty caption in menu script.
  • Fixed several bugs.

Version 2.0.8 (October 30, 2003):

  • Added support for HTML and XML resources.
  • Added support (view only!) for animated (ANI) icons and cursors.
  • Fixed several bugs.

Version 2.0.7 (September 10, 2003):

  • Fixed a bug in the resource linker (sometimes PE got corrupted).

Version 2.0.6 (September 05, 2003):

  • Fixed a bug in the resource linker (Link to EXE wasn't working correctly).
  • Fixed a bug in handling of VersionInfo resource.
  • Several enhancements in the controls (Dialog Editor).

Version 2.0.5 (August 13, 2003):

  • Dialog Editor: Alignment buttons added to the toolbar, grid support for control positioning.
  • A few minor bugs fixed.

Version 2.0.4:

  • Several bugs fixed in Image Editor, Dialog Editor and main program.
  • Dialog Editor: Added multiple selection (cut, copy, paste, delete and alignment).
  • Dialog Editor: Added extended window styles.
  • Dialog Editor: Dialog Test Mode
  • Command-line option -e now needs resource-type argument (BITMAP, ICON, DIALOG etc., ALL for all types)

Version 2.0.1 (April 08, 2003):

  • Several bugs fixed.
  • Update manager included
  • Direct editing of images now possible (Menu Tools->Edit Image)
  • Resource Strings Editor: Loading string data from a file.

Version 2.0 (March 21, 2003):

In this version the application was considerably re-designed to bring a more convenient user interface and power new features. The main changes are listed below:

Enhanced Graphic Editor

  • Selections now can be scaled using scale handles on its edges.
  • Lasso tool now has polygon mode (press and hold the right mouse button).
  • New Convolution effects added.
  • Pressing Shift while a painting tool is selected, temporarily selects the Eye-dropper.

Enhanced Dialog Editor

  • Support for all standard controls is implemented.
  • Controls' properties can be modified now with the new properties tool box.

Enhanced Text Editor

  • RC files syntax highlighting.
  • Find and replace text.
  • View as Text feature allows viewing binary data stored in your RC script.

Improved Compiler

  • Command-line parameters for specifying search paths for "include" files.
  • Native routines for linking resources to binary files.
  See Also
TsiLang Components Suite complete set of tools and components to create multilanguage applications.
A quick look at Resource Builder
  Pain-free Ability to Edit Resources
  Using HTML resources to create user interface for your applications

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