Resource Hacker

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - View original article

Resource Hacker
Resource hacker icon.png
Resource Hacker.PNG
Resource Hacker running in Windows 7
Developer(s)Angus Johnson
Initial releaseDecember 3, 1999 (1999-12-03)
Stable release3.6.0.92 / September 16, 2011; 2 years ago (2011-09-16)
Development statusDiscontinued
Written inObject Pascal
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
Size2.17 MB (after installation)
Available inEnglish, Chinese, Japanese
TypeResource extractor
LicenseProprietary
Websitehttp://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/
 
Jump to: navigation, search
Resource Hacker
Resource hacker icon.png
Resource Hacker.PNG
Resource Hacker running in Windows 7
Developer(s)Angus Johnson
Initial releaseDecember 3, 1999 (1999-12-03)
Stable release3.6.0.92 / September 16, 2011; 2 years ago (2011-09-16)
Development statusDiscontinued
Written inObject Pascal
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows
Size2.17 MB (after installation)
Available inEnglish, Chinese, Japanese
TypeResource extractor
LicenseProprietary
Websitehttp://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/

Resource Hacker (also known as ResHacker or ResHack) is a free resource extraction utility developed by Angus Johnson for Windows. It is used to modify and replace static resources within Windows binaries such as strings, icons, pictures or dialogs. Modification of properties like the VersionInfo table is also possible. The Resource Hacker also has a variety of command line options. There are some re-distribution restrictions with Resource Hacker although it is used by several programs like 7zip Theme Manager (until v2.0) and many others. Trancexx also started a ResHacker Project which is written in AutoIT v3 on December 08, 2008. The ResHacker Project is a resource viewer and compiler.

The utility is widely used.

Johnson has stated in 2002 that he has "no plans to continue development".[1] He also recommended the program "XN Resource Editor" [1] as an open source alternative to his own program. In 2011 he stated that he will neither release, nor sell the source code. After he had cancelled development, he released two more updates:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/ Section - "Resource Hacker is no longer being developed"

External links[edit]