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Top 3 Resource Managers

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Several resource manager / investigator utilities are available for (and from) Delphi developers that enable you to view, modify, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables.
Some of them are (and all of them are my favorites)...

1. XN Resource Explorer

XN Resource Explorer is a free (with source), powerful, fully featured resource editor and PE module explorer for Windows 98, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. XNResourceExplorer works with all resource files (.RES) and PE modules (.EXE, .DLL, etc.) but it has special knowledge of modules written in Delphi. It can display all the modules that comprise a Delphi program, and let you edit the properties of the components used on Delphi forms.

2. Resource Hacker

A freeware utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res). It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler and works on Win95, Win98, WinME, WinNT, Win2000 and WinXP operating systems. This Delphi application incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler.

3. Resource-Grabber

The Resource-Grabber will scan the directories and drives on your computer and extract all Bitmaps, Button images ("Glyphs"), Icons, Cursors, JPG/JPEG images, sound files, video clips, animations, form images, webpages, text and other stuff it finds inside the programs and DLL files in any directory of your choice.

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