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Mastering Windows 8 C++ App Development by Pavel Yosifovich

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Resources

The term "resources" is highly overloaded. In classic Win32 programming, resources refer to read-only chunks of data, used by an application. Typical Win32 resources are strings, bitmaps, menus, toolbars, and dialogs, but custom resources can be created as well, making Win32 treat those as unknown chunks of binary data.

WinRT defines binary, string, and logical resources. The following sections discuss binary and logical resources (string resources are useful for localization scenarios and will not be discussed in this section).

Binary resources

Binary resources refer to chunks of data, provided as part of the application's package. These typically include images, fonts, and any other static data needed for the application to function correctly. ...

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