The Image editor has an extensive set of tools for creating and editing images, as well as features to help you create toolbar bitmaps. In addition to bitmaps, icons, and cursors, you can edit images in GIF or JPEG format using commands on the Image menu and tools on the Image Editor toolbar.
With the Image editor, you can:
- Edit Graphical Resources
- Work with Color
- Work with Icons and Cursors: Image Resources for Display Devices
- Use Accelerator Keys for Image Editor Commands
The Image Editor window shows two views of an image, with a split bar separating the two panes. You can drag the split bar from side to side to change the relative sizes of the panes. The active pane displays a selection border.
You can use the Image editor and the Binary editor to work with resource files in managed projects (Visual Basic, Visual C#, and Managed Extensions for C++). Any managed resources you want to edit must be linked resources. The Visual Studio resource editors do not support editing embedded resources.
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: Localizing Web Forms.