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How to retrieve a bitmap from a .resx file

Visual Studio 2003
Windows XP SP2

Problem: I have lost my original xyz.bmp file.

However it is still available in my app because they get copied into the
..resx file and stores as a base64 encoded string, probably encrypted as well
as there is a publickeytoken stored in the xml record.

My question is has anybody got a bit of code that will take that string or
the panel with the backgroundimage property set to that bitmap and save this
to a file as a .bmp again.
I am sure it can be done I just aint hacker enough to do it for myself.

Any help gratefully recieved
Chris

Jul 21 '05 #1
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Hi Chris
You can always, use the reflection namespace objects to retrieve images,
docs, and anything really that was imbedded into an assembly. I don't
remember exactly how to do it... but here isd an interesting artcle:

http://www.codeproject.com/dotnet/asmex.asp
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Visual Studio 2003
Windows XP SP2

Problem: I have lost my original xyz.bmp file.

However it is still available in my app because they get copied into the
.resx file and stores as a base64 encoded string, probably encrypted as
well
as there is a publickeytoken stored in the xml record.

My question is has anybody got a bit of code that will take that string or
the panel with the backgroundimage property set to that bitmap and save
this
to a file as a .bmp again.
I am sure it can be done I just aint hacker enough to do it for myself.

Any help gratefully recieved
Chris

Jul 21 '05 #2
Felipe
Thanks for trying,

asmex will recreate the resource from an exe but not dig out the individual
bitmap from that resource.

Chris
Jul 21 '05 #3
I found a solution and here it is for anybody else with a similiar problem:

http://www.codeproject.com/dotnet/ResourceEditor.asp

Its a little tool that allows you to edit resource files etc. It integrates
with VS.2003 and all you do is open the resx file ( from within VS )
containing the missing .bmp double click the image in the display and it
loads the image editor. From there its just a "Save as" away from recovered

Thanks Filipe for putting me on the right line and double thanks to Gaston
for ResourceEditor.

Jul 21 '05 #4

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