Use Dlgedit.exe to Edit Platform Builder Dialog Box Templates

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Platform Builder does not currently support easy editing of dialog box templates in resource (.res) files. The Microsoft Visual C++ Resource Editor can be used to edit the dialog box templates, but it inserts extra information that may cause some dialog boxes to render incorrectly when displayed at run time. Instead, you can use the Dlgedit.exe dialog editor, which is provided through this article, to edit dialog templates.


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Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file. The Dlgeditpkg.exe file contains the following files:

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File nameSize
Dlgedit.exe166 KB
EULA.txt2 KB

You can use the Dlgedit.exe program to edit dialog box templates in .res files. If you are prompted for a header file when you open a .res file, click Cancel to ignore the prompt and continue. You should then be able to edit and save the template.


Article ID: 287155 - Last Review: August 18, 2005 - Revision: 3.7
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