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Macro That Opens Resource File as Text

Sunday Apr 30th 2000 by Roman A. Surma

Automates tedious task of opening current resource file (.rc) as text

While this certainly isn't the most difficult of sequences it simply cries out to be automated. Therefore, in this article, I present you with a very simple macro that automates the entire process of opening a resource file in "text mode". Enjoy!

Code

'------------------------------------------------------
'FILE DESCRIPTION: Open Current Resource Script As Text
'------------------------------------------------------
sub OpenRCAsText()
'DESCRIPTION: Open Current Resource Script As Text
'AUTHOR: Roman A. Surma <xaos@mail.ru>

 if Windows.Count > 0 then

  rc_name = ActiveDocument.FullName

  if InStrRev( rc_name, ".rc" ) > 0 then
  'if we have .rc file - let's open it as text

   rc_wnd_name = ActiveWindow.Caption

   Documents.Open rc_name, "Text"

   'performing primitive search for resource in .rc file
   'TODO: enhance algorithm to search resource in proper
   'language section
   rc_part         = ".rc - "

   res_name_start  = InStr( rc_wnd_name, rc_part ) 
                   + Len( rc_part )

   res_name_end    = InStr( res_name_start, rc_wnd_name, " " )

   if res_name_end > res_name_start then

    res_name = Mid( rc_wnd_name, res_name_start, 
     res_name_end - res_name_start )

    'searching for regexp like "^ *IDD_DIALOG1"
    ActiveDocument.Selection.FindText "^ *" & res_name, 
     dsMatchFromStart + dsMatchRegExp

    'ActiveDocument.Selection.Cancel

    ActiveDocument.Selection.StartOfLine
   end if

  end if
 elseif Documents.Count >= 1 then
  rc_name = ActiveProject.FullName

  dot_pos = InStrRev( rc_name, "." )

  rc_name = Left( rc_name, dot_pos ) & "rc"

  on error resume next

  Documents.Open rc_name, "Text"

  if Err.Number < 0 then

   MsgBox( "Can not open resource file " & rc_name & " _
    "for this project: " & ActiveProject.Name )

  end if

  on error goto 0
 end if

end sub

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