[ACCEPTED]-What are .rc2 files used for in Visual Studio-visual-studio
Another important point besides Konamiman's 5 answer is that the .rc file is automatically 4 built from the Visual Studio graphical resource 3 edior. Therefore if you want any manually 2 editted resources they need to be placed 1 in the .rc2 file.
The RC2 file can be included at the top 7 of the RC file in a project. An RC2 file 6 is useful for including resources used 5 by several different projects. Instead 4 of having to create the same resources 3 several times for different projects, you 2 can put them in an RC2 file and include 1 the RC2 file into the main RC file.
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