Creating the Base Language Resource File
Resources for user interface elements are defined for the basic language that the application supports, for example, English (United States). An example of a Win32 PE resource file is an .rc file, created using RC Compiler. For details of .rc file creation, see About Resource Files.
If using an .rc file for the base language resources, you have the option of using a resource configuration file for an XML representation of resource configuration data. To create this file, see Preparing a Resource Configuration File.
You can also use a non-Win32 PE file to define base language resources. For example, you might use an .xml file or .txt file for this purpose.