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Big Test Script: Working with Strings

This sample code demonstrates many of the features available in Resource Tuner Console. This shows the way you can change or edit the string resources of Windows EXE and DLL files using the command-line resource editor.

The script edits the strings in the demo EXE file by using values from the definition file "demoapp1.drc". Then it adds a new StringTable, modifies the existing MessageTable, updates the Version Information, saves the entire file's resources as a resource DLL. The resulted files are saved to the Destination folder.

Note: when copying out the script code, please make sure there's no line breaks. This is a requirement of VBScript: the entire command must be on one line.

'------------------------------------------------------------------------------
'
' This sample VBScript code provides a real-world example that demonstrates
' many of the features available in Resource Tuner Console. 
'
' This code shows how to:
' - Modify a String Table using a definition file
' - Add a new String Table
' - Modify a Message Table
' - Update a Version Info resource
' - Create a copy of the resource (Message Table) with another language
' - Outputs a resource tree to a log file
' - Save the entire file's resources as a resource DLL
'
' The script will modify strings in demoapp1.exe using values from the 
' definition file "demoapp1.drc" in the ".\Demo\defs\" folder.
' Then it will add a new StringTable, modify the MessageTable, update the
' Version Information, save the entire file's resources as a resource DLL.
'
' The resulting files will be created in the directory named "Demo\Release" 
'------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sub Main
  PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Updating the checksum in the PE file header is enabled."
  PEFileProxy.UpdateCheckSum = True

  PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "The creation of a backup copy is disabled."
  PEFileProxy.CreateBackUp = False

  LangID = 1033 ' English-US

  CP = ScriptUnit.CodePageFromLangID(LangID)
  PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "CodePage value for English-US: " & CStr(CP)

  PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Opening a file..."
  PEFileProxy.OpenFile ".\demo\src\DemoApp1.exe"
  if (PEFileProxy.Terminated) then
    PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Fatal error when opening the file."
  else
    PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "File successfully opened."
    if (not PEFileProxy.HasResources) then
      PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "The file contains no resources."
    else
      PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "The file contains resources."

      PEFileProxy.ClearDefinitions
      PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Opening a definition file..."
      PEFileProxy.OpenDefinitionFile ".\demo\defs\demoapp1.drc"

      PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Editing String Table..."

      S1 = "My App Number1"
      S2 = "Resource String: Item1 was modified."
      S3 = "Resource String: Item2 was updated."
      S4 = "Resource String: Item3 was changed."
      S5 = "Version Info:"
      S6 = "&Close App"
      ' Gain access to an entry using definition
      ResourcesProxy.EditStringTable "dm1Unit_res_strFormCaption", 0, CURRENT_LANG, S1, CP
      ResourcesProxy.EditStringTable "dm1Unit_res_strLabel1", 0, CURRENT_LANG, S2, CP
      ResourcesProxy.EditStringTable "dm1Unit_res_strLabel2", 0, CURRENT_LANG, S3, CP
      ResourcesProxy.EditStringTable "dm1Unit_res_strLabel3", 0, CURRENT_LANG, S4, CP
      ResourcesProxy.EditStringTable "dm1Unit_res_strVersion", 0, CURRENT_LANG, S5, CP
      ' Gain access to an entry using entry index
      ResourcesProxy.EditStringTable "65269", 0, CURRENT_LANG, S6, CP

      ' Create a new String Table (English-US)
      S1 = "This resource has been added by RTC (English-US)"
      ResourcesProxy.EditStringTable "1", 1033, CREATE_IF_NOT_EXIST, S1, CP

      PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Editing Message Table..."
      S1 = "Event 1"
      S2 = "Event 2"
      S3 = "Event 5"
      ResourcesProxy.EditMessageTable "1", 0, CREATE_IF_NOT_EXIST, 10001, S1, CP
      ResourcesProxy.EditMessageTable "1", 0, CREATE_IF_NOT_EXIST, 10002, S2, CP
      ResourcesProxy.EditMessageTable "1", 0, CREATE_IF_NOT_EXIST, 10005, S3, CP
      S1 = "Error 1"
      S2 = "Error 2"
      ResourcesProxy.EditMessageTable "1", 0, CREATE_IF_NOT_EXIST, &H80000001, S1, CP
      ResourcesProxy.EditMessageTable "1", 0, CREATE_IF_NOT_EXIST, &H80000002, S2, CP
      S0 = "InsertItem 0"
      S1 = "InsertItem 1"
      S2 = "InsertItem 2"
      ResourcesProxy.EditMessageTable "1", 0, CREATE_IF_NOT_EXIST, 10004, S1, CP
      ResourcesProxy.EditMessageTable "1", 0, CREATE_IF_NOT_EXIST, 10000, S2, CP
      ResourcesProxy.EditMessageTable "1", 0, CREATE_IF_NOT_EXIST, 0, S0, CP
      S0 = "Negative value for ID"
      ResourcesProxy.EditMessageTable "1", 0, CREATE_IF_NOT_EXIST, -1, S0, CP

      PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Updating Version Info..."
      if ResourcesProxy.OpenVersionInfo("1", 0, GET_DEFAULT_IF_NOT_EXIST) then 
        PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Version Info opened."

        PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Current FileVersion: " &_
                CStr(VersionInfoProxy.FileVersionMajor) & "." &_
                CStr(VersionInfoProxy.FileVersionMinor) & "." &_
                CStr(VersionInfoProxy.FileVersionRelease) & "." &_
                CStr(VersionInfoProxy.FileVersionBuild)
        PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Current ProductVersion: " &_
                CStr(VersionInfoProxy.ProductVersionMajor) & "." &_
                CStr(VersionInfoProxy.ProductVersionMinor) & "." &_
                CStr(VersionInfoProxy.ProductVersionRelease) & "." &_
                CStr(VersionInfoProxy.ProductVersionBuild)

        VersionInfoProxy.SetFileVersion 2, 1, 3, 1205, 1033, True, True, True
        VersionInfoProxy.SetProductVersion 2, 0, 0, 0, 1033, True, True, True

        PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Updated FileVersion: " &_
                CStr(VersionInfoProxy.FileVersionMajor) & "." &_
                CStr(VersionInfoProxy.FileVersionMinor) & "." &_
                CStr(VersionInfoProxy.FileVersionRelease) & "." &_
                CStr(VersionInfoProxy.FileVersionBuild)
        PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Updated ProductVersion: " &_
                CStr(VersionInfoProxy.ProductVersionMajor) & "." &_
                CStr(VersionInfoProxy.ProductVersionMinor) & "." &_
                CStr(VersionInfoProxy.ProductVersionRelease) & "." &_
                CStr(VersionInfoProxy.ProductVersionBuild)


        VersionInfoProxy.FileFlagsMask = &H3F
        VersionInfoProxy.FileFlags = VS_FF_PRERELEASE or VS_FF_PRIVATEBUILD
        VersionInfoProxy.FileOS = VOS__WINDOWS32
        VersionInfoProxy.FileType = VFT_DLL
        VersionInfoProxy.FileSubType = VFT2_UNKNOWN

        S1 = "Copyright \0xA9 2017 SuperSoftware Development"
        S2 = "SuperProg is a trademark of SuperSoftware Development"
        VersionInfoProxy.EditStringFileInfo "LegalCopyright", S1, CP, 1033, True, True
        VersionInfoProxy.EditStringFileInfo "LegalTrademarks", S2, CP, 1033, True, True
        S1 = "This has been added by the RTC test script"
        VersionInfoProxy.EditStringFileInfo "SpecialInfo", S1, CP, 1033, True, True

        PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Closing Version Info..."
        ResourcesProxy.CloseVersionInfo
      else
        PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Could not edit Version Info."
      end if

      PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Compiling all changes..."
      PEFileProxy.Compile

      PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Creating a copy of the resource (Message Table) 
with another language..." PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Copying Message Table:1 Neutral (0) to
Message Table:1 German-Swiss (2055)..." ResourcesProxy.CopyResource RT_MESSAGETABLE, "1", 0, 2055 PEFileProxy.Compile PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "" PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Resource Tree built by RTC:" ResourcesProxy.ResourceTreeToLog PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "" '---------------------------------------------------------------------------- PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Saving the resources as a resource DLL..." PEFileProxy.SaveAsResDll ".\demo\release\demoapp1.res.dll" PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Saving the modified exe file..." PEFileProxy.SaveAsNewImage ".\demo\release\DemoApp1.exe" end if PEFileProxy.PostDebugString "Closing this file..." PEFileProxy.CloseFile end if end Sub '------------------------------------------------------------------------------

To see the changes made to the test EXEs, we recommend using Resource Tuner GUI, a visual resource editor.

Once installed Resorce Tuner Console, you will find the Demo folder in the directory where RTC has been installed. Within this Demo folder, there are 11 subdirectories that contain sample scripts and sample executable files.

All sample scripts are ready to run. Select one of the .BAT files located in the Demo folders to execute the sample script. The script will make changes in the test EXE file. The resulting file will be created in the directory named "Release" under the directory containing the script.

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