Use AfxFindResourceHandle to walk the resource chain and locate a specific resource by resource ID and resource type.
HINSTANCE AFXAPI AfxFindResourceHandle(
A pointer to a string containing the resource ID.
A pointer to the type of resource. For a list of resource types, see FindResource in the Windows SDK.
A handle to the module that contains the resource.
AfxFindResourceHandle finds the specific resource and returns a handle to the module that contains the resource. The resource might be in any extension DLL you have loaded. AfxFindResourceHandle tells you which one has the resource.