File Name Extensions for Resources

You can save your resources as the following file types.

Open file as

Save file as

.rc

.rc or .res

.res

.rc or .res

.exe

.exe, .rc, or .res

.dll

.dll, .rc, or .res

.bmp or .dib

.bmp or .dib

.ico

.ico

.cur

.cur

.htm, .html

.htm or .html

* 16-bit resource files are not supported in Visual Studio. 16-bit resources will open in Visual Studio, but when you edit those resources, 32-bit resource keywords will replace the 16-bit keywords.

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.

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