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  1. #1
    Jim Pragit Guest

    VB.NET Programming with the Public Beta


    I'm working my way through the 'VB.NET Programming with the Public Beta book'
    by Wrox Press. I hope nobody minds if I post some questions here.

    On page 80, it says "As we look at this code it will become apparent that
    we could create a VB.NET form without the VS.NET IDE. Everything required
    to make the form work is entirely in code - nothing is hidden in a separate
    FRX file..."

    I don't think this statement regarding FRX files is correct. AFAIK, in VB6,
    FRX files don't contain code. FRX files are binary files that contain binary
    information, such as any graphics a form uses. This brings up a question
    - if VB.NET no longer has FRX files, where are the graphics a form uses stored?

    Just to be clear, I'm not trying to knock the book. I have 8 or so books
    from Wrox and they've all been excellent. I just want to make sure my understanding
    is correct.

    - Jim


  2. #2
    Mattias Sjögren Guest

    Re: VB.NET Programming with the Public Beta

    Jim,

    >This brings up a question - if VB.NET no longer has FRX files, where are the graphics a form uses stored?


    A .Resx file, with the same name as the Form file, contains graphics
    and other resources. It is then compiled to a .Resources file and
    embedded in the assembly.


    Mattias

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  3. #3
    Jim Pragit Guest

    Re: VB.NET Programming with the Public Beta


    Hi Mattias,

    Thanks for the quick response!

    - Jim

    mattias.dont.want.spam@mvps.org (Mattias Sjögren) wrote:
    >Jim,
    >
    >>This brings up a question - if VB.NET no longer has FRX files, where are

    the graphics
    >a form uses stored?
    >
    >A .Resx file, with the same name as the Form file, contains graphics
    >and other resources. It is then compiled to a .Resources file and
    >embedded in the assembly.
    >
    >
    >Mattias



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