Re: I need to LoadString() programmatically based on ID not Value
"Cadwell" <Cadwell@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
I am localizing a application that has over 40 projects.
Currently in our application we have some global strings that are accessed
by all the projects. To facilitate localization I need to transfer these
strings into a .rc file.
The problem is that I don't want to have copies of these strings in each
projects .rc file. I would like to place the strings in one .rc file and
them accessible to the other projects. To accomplish this I have created a
singleton COM object that retrieves strings from the rc file. The other
projects have access to this COM object and that is how the global strings
Well that is what I would like to do. Short of passing in the actual
nIDs to the COM object I can't figure out how to get the strings out of
.rc file. Ideally I would like the client call to look like this.
CString sTranslated =
So that means that pIGlobalString::GetString needs to convert a BSTR with
the resource ID to the resource VALUE for LoadString().
I am open to suggestions or alternate ideas. It seems like this might be
possible using FindResource and EnumResourceNames, but I am not sure how
go about using those as they are fairly cryptic.
I implemented a system like this which took a string instead of a UINT to
lookup the string resource, but I did not use LoadString at all, I placed
the strings in an XML file, e.g.
<string id="IDS_SOME_STRING">Some string</string>
Then used readily available XML parser to lookup the requested
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