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madmatt



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How would you define a font resource using fasmw's resource macros?
Post 15 Feb 2006, 20:00
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dr_dred



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;in make.bat:
...
rc.exe rsrc.rc
...

;in .asm file:
...
section '.rsrc' resource from 'rsrc.res' data readable
Post 16 Feb 2006, 13:08
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madmatt



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madmatt
By macros I mean:
Code:
  directory 24, manifest,\
            RT_MENU,menus

  ; resource subdirectories
  resource manifest, 1, LANG_NEUTRAL, xpstyle

  resource menus,\
           37,LANG_ENGLISH+SUBLANG_DEFAULT,main_menu

  menu main_menu
       menuitem 'File',0,MFR_POPUP
                menuitem 'Open',ID_MYMENU_FILE_OPEN,0
                menuitem 'Close',ID_MYMENU_FILE_CLOSE,0
                menuitem 'Exit',ID_MYMENU_FILE_EXIT,MFR_END
       menuitem 'Help',0,MFR_POPUP + MFR_END
                menuitem 'About...',ID_MYMENU_HELP_ABOUT,MFR_END

  resdata xpstyle
    file '%fasminc%\winxpstyle.xml'
  endres
    
Post 17 Feb 2006, 07:05
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UCM



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UCM
try this:
Code:
directory [....] \
            RT_FONT,font
[...]
resource font,[whatever],LANG_NEUTRAL,fontd
[...]
resdata fontd
file [..whatever file]
endres
    

please tell me if it works, and tell me if it doesn't.
Post 17 Feb 2006, 18:01
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Reverend



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I didn't try it, but I don't think it would work. There are two types of font resources RT_FONTDIR and RT_FONT. AFAIK, they both need to be somehow assembled into executable. The question is how to achieve this? Smile
Post 18 Feb 2006, 11:59
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madmatt



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UCM, I've tried that and doesn't work so far, I'm trying to load a font for use that is not in the windows font folder, but with no luck so far. There is no easy way to do it, this is stupid! It would have been nice for Microsoft to include a simple "LoadExternalFont" function.
Post 19 Feb 2006, 08:42
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try the AddFontResource function.
does that work for you?
(p.s. then you would load the font with CreateFont)
Win32 API reference wrote:
int AddFontResource(
LPCTSTR lpszFilename // pointer to font-resource filename
);

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Post 19 Feb 2006, 18:31
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madmatt



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Hello Everyone,
First of all, thaks to everyone for there help. I think I've found a way to do it, and without bloating your executable with font files! Download the code below and see if this works on you system (see WM_CREATE where all the setting up is done, and WM_PAINT for the text printing and WM_DESTROY for closing the font and removing the resouce) :


Description: Laoding fonts without resources
Download
Filename: NewFonts.rar
Filesize: 18.18 KB
Downloaded: 59 Time(s)

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