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ResMe is a string extraction utility that automatically removes hard-coded strings from your Visual Basic source code, replaces them with a LoadResString() reference, and places the extracted string in a .RES resource file. ResMe makes the first step of localization extremely simple and is superior to old-fashioned ways. Many days of tedious, error prone work can be reduced to a few minutes of automated processing! While ResMe performs about 98% of the work for you, it is necessary to inspect which strings are and aren't being moved to the Resource file.

Your Visual Basic project is copied into a sub directory called \\New1 and a copy of your source code is modified to utilize resource strings. Intelligent analysis rules are applied to skip program related strings that don't belong in the resource file so that only user interface strings are selected. You sldo have the ability to modify the criteria for disqualifying strings. The context of each string's usage is shown by displaying the actual lines of source code that use the string. An optional resource ID reference label can be created and a .BAS file containing the ID constants is added to your project. Lastly, the strings that were hard-coded are compiled into a .RES resource file and this is added into your Visual Basic project.

ResMe generates valuable reports that help ensure the integrity of your application.

Because ResMe is a standalone 32-bit application, it will work with any version of Visual Basic from 4.0 and up. ResMe will process 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0 Visual Basic projects but only the Enterprise version will handle 16-bit Resource files from 16-bit VB 4.0 projects.

Be sure to look at the power of the string processing and the master resource file capability.

Without any previous experience with resource files or their usage, you can instantly become an expert!

How to contact Resource Mining.