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Microsoft KB Archive/171731

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DOC: LoadResData Function Does Not Support All Formats

Article ID: 171731

Article Last Modified on 7/15/2004



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Control Creation Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 16-bit Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 4.0 32-Bit Enterprise Edition



This article was previously published under Q171731

SUMMARY

In the Microsoft Visual Basic Language Reference and in the online Help, the LoadResData function reference incorrectly describes which resource formats can be returned.

The syntax of the LoadResData function is:

    LoadResData(Index, Format).
                

The Index and Format parameters are required values that are used to identify the resource ID and the resource formats respectively. The documentation lists the following resource formats:

    Value      Description

    1          Cursor resource
    2          Bitmap resource
    3          Icon resource
    4          Menu resource
    5          Dialog box
    6          String resource
    7          Font directory resource
    8          Font resource
    9          Accelerator table
    10         User-defined resource
    12         Group cursor
    14         Group icon
                

However, formats 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, and 10 are not supported in Microsoft Visual Basic.

MORE INFORMATION

The resource formats of Menu (4), Dialog box (5), and Accelerator table (9) are examples of resources that require capabilities like callback functions and Windows Message handling to be used successfully. These capabilities are not currently supported in Visual Basic. Retrieving font (7 and 8) and user-defined (10) resources are also not implemented in Visual Basic at this time.

For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

141505 Using LoadResData with Binary Data



Additional query words: kbVBp500 kbVBp600 kbVBp kbdsd kbDSupport kbVBp400 kbToolKit

Keywords: KB171731