Editing a String in a Version Information Resource

To edit a string in a version information resource

  • Click the item once to select it, then again to begin editing it. Make the changes directly in the Version Information table or in the Properties window. The changes you make will be reflected in both places.

    Note   When editing the FILEFLAGS key in the Version Information editor, you'll notice you cannot set the Debug, Private Build, or Special Build properties (in the Properties window) for .rc files:

    • The Version Information editor sets the Debug property with a #ifdef in the resource script, based on the _DEBUG build flag.

    • If the Private Build key has a Value set in the Version Information table, the corresponding Private Build property (in the Properties window) for the FILEFLAGS key will be True. If the Value is empty, the property will be False. Likewise, the Special Build key (in the Version Information table) is tied to the Special Build property for the FILEFLAGS key.

You can sort the information sequence of the string block by clicking either the Key or the Value column headings. These headings automatically rearrange the information into the selected sequence.

For information on adding resources to managed projects, please see Resources in Applications in the .NET Framework Developer's Guide. For information on manually adding resource files to managed projects, accessing resources, displaying static resources, and assigning resources strings to properties, see Walkthrough: Localizing Windows Forms and Walkthrough: Using Resources for Localization with ASP.NET.