On this page you will find answers to some common questions about ResOrg.
ResOrg has been tested on Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003 (SP1 and R2), Windows XP (SP2 and SP3), Windows Vista (RTM and SP1/2), Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7. Both x86 and x64 installations are supported.
The ResOrg plug-in for Visual Studio is compatible with Visual Studio 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 (excluding Express Editions, which are unable to load third party plug-ins).
In addition, the standalone ResOrg application is compatible with pretty much all Visual C++ generated projects, including those for Visual C++ 6.0 and eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0.
In order to pick sensible ranges, ResOrg prescans the symbols in the resource file, to determine what ranges to use. It does this by dividing symbols into two types: resources (menus, dialogs, controls etc.) and commands, and computing an average value for each, based on the symbol values found. The suggested base values are basically the highest multiple of 1000 below the average value.
In most cases this works well. If however, the existing values of the symbols are widely separated in value, it may pick a value in the middle, which may not be what you expect! If this happens don't worry - simple type in your own values. The next time the file is renumbered, the Wizard will use your new values as the basis of its calculations, and should give a more accurate answer.
Once the symbol ranges have been calculated (see the previous question for details on how this is done), the following sequence of operations occur:
Firstly, the symbols in the file are sorted into alphabetical order (in memory; nothing is written to the resource symbol file yet!). ResOrg will then allocate a value for each symbol, using the base values determined by the Wizard or specified by the user.
Assuming that the user chooses to save the changes, things get (unnecessarily) interesting. ResOrg has to deal with two issues here:
The solutions to these issues are, respectively: