Resource File Accessing

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at
Sun Dec 28 09:19:06 PST 2008

Daniel Keep wrote:
> Jarrett Billingsley wrote:
>> On Sat, Dec 27, 2008 at 11:33 PM, Plumm <sailormoontw at> wrote:
>>> Hi :
>>>   I would like to include a binary file about 64K in my exe to make 
>>> it a single executable file, any tip how to make the resouce file? 
>>> compile the resource file, and how to access it in the D program? And 
>>> since I use DWT, I already linked my program with a dwt.res got from 
>>> Frank, should I ask Frank for the rc file so that I can append the 
>>> binary file into the rc file?
>>> Thanks
>> Easier even than that.  The import() expression allows you to include
>> arbitrary data in your app.
>> const data = cast(byte[])import("filename.dat");
>> All you have to do is pass the -J flag to DMD to indicate the path
>> where filename.dat lives.  import() returns a string (a char[]) but
>> you can cast it to whatever type you want, like I've casted to byte[]
>> here.  :)
> That's pretty much the cleanest solution there is.

Please allow me to grab credit for that one :o).


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