Macro That Opens Resource File 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

Downloads

Download source (same code as above) - 1 Kb


Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • As many reports have shown, customers are more frequently gravitating toward online tools and other self-service channels when they need an issue solved. But the fact of the matter is, call volume will not drop significantly any time soon. Though most people may prefer other channels, customers will still call, often because those other tools didn't provide the answer they needed. And when they do call, companies must be ready to handle them well or they risk hurting customer loyalty. However, due to the …

  • As virtualization becomes the norm throughout organizations of nearly all sizes, and as more organizations look to private cloud solutions, IT decision makers are increasingly in need of ways to keep storage costs and complexity under control in the face of often-runaway virtual machine (VM) sprawl. Application-aware storage is designed to help achieve these important goals. Read this white paper to learn how application-aware storage allows you to gain VM-level visibility into application performance and …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date