RES File Documentation


Feature Value
Format Name Compiled Resource Script
File Extension .res
Primary Association C++ Programming Language
File Type Binary
Usage Storing compiled resource data
Developer Microsoft
Platform Windows
Content Type Resource information and data
Editing Not directly editable, requires recompilation
Encoding Binary encoding
MIME Type application/octet-stream
Related Tools Resource Compiler (RC.exe), ResEdit
Integration Integrated into IDEs like Visual Studio
Includes Icons, Menus, Dialog Boxes, etc.
Purpose Linking with executable at compile time
Compatibility Compatible with Windows applications
Advantages Efficient storage of application resources
Limitations Platform-dependent, mainly Windows
Security Can potentially contain malicious code
Version Control Not directly supported, managed via source files