Categories /

Programming - Resource Tools (14)

GDIView v1.26

billon on 5 Dec 2016
  • 73KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by JohnW

GDIView displays the list of Graphics Device Interface (GDI) handles including brushes, pens, fonts, bitmaps, and more opened by every process. It displays the total count for each type of GDI handle, as well as detailed information about each handle. This tool can be useful for developers that need to trace GDI resources leak in their software.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GDIView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Save All Items' menu item.

ResEdit v1.6.6

__philippe on 7 Apr 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2015
  • Suggested by Ruby

ResEdit is a resource editor. You can use it if you want to use dialogs, icon, version information or other types of resources. Output files can be compiled by any Win32 compiler, like MinGW and Microsoft Visual C++.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ResEdit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ResourceHacker
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-04-26 12:26

Maybe I'm just dense, but I use resource editors frequently, yet could never get the hang of ResEdit. Can anyone suggest some kind of straightforward tutorial?

__philippe on 2017-04-07 16:34

@Midas,

My advice: stay well clear of this ResEdit devilish contraption.
The bloody thing decided to keep crashing on my XP, of late, BSOD included...:-(

Use old faithful ResourceHacker instead :
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=289

Developer Angus Johnson obligingly provides a rich sampling of usage screenshots:
http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/

Midas on 2017-04-08 02:53

Thanks __philippe. As I never did get the hang of ResEdit, ResourceHacker is still my number one go to hacking tool. (Has been like forever.) :)

See all

HeapMemView v1.05

Checker on 21 Mar 2014
  • 60KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Checker

HeapMemView allows you to view the content of all memory blocks allocated in the heap of the process that you select. This tool can be useful for developers who need to trace memory leaks in their software.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HeapMemView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Automatically Sort On Refresh' option.
  • Fixed the flickering while scrolling the upper pane.

XN Resource Editor Portable v3.0.0.1

billon on 27 Nov 2016
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 2010
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

XN Resource Editor is a resource editor and PE module explorer. It works on RES, EXE and DLL files. It provides special support for Delphi programs by displaying all the modules that comprise a Delphi program, and letting you edit the properties of the components used on Delphi forms.
XN Resource Editor Portable is a portable wrapper for XN Resource Editor.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: MPL/GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch XNResourceEditorPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Resource Hacker
What's new?
  • Compiled with Borland Developer Studio 2006.
  • Unicode resource supported throughout.
  • C Compiler detection for RC include files.
  • New dialog controls support.
Latest comments
Ralph on 2011-02-24 03:13

Yes [Web Site] needs updating to URL in Synopsis: http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/d10resourceeditor.htm
[Download] could point to his zip download : http://www.btinternet.com/~wilsoncpw/xnresourceeditor.zip
rather than an iffy paf

Midas on 2012-07-11 10:12

Entry needs updating. There isn't any mention of a 'Portable Edition' at the download link: there are two downloadables, a 'xn_resourceeditor_setup.exe' (which can be UniExtracted) and a 'xnresourceeditor.zip' -- in the end, the difference between the two is that you get an extra 'readme.txt' inside the '{app}' folder from the first...

See all

QIcon Changer v1.0

Checker on 6 Aug 2014
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by I am Baas

QIcon Changer is a small tool that allow you to patch the icon of any kind of application (including .exe and .scr), overwriting the previous icon resource with the new one you chose. Just drag an icon file (.ico) from your desktop then drop to the application layer then do the same process with your target application, drag an executable from your desktop then drop in the application layer then you can apply the modification and enjoy your new application icon.

Note: If the target application is compressed / packed it will not be able to patch the icon because most packer will make resource format invalid.

Category:
Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No. (details)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch QIconChanger.exe

Problems? This process requires an up-to-date component (Innounp 0.37 or above) for Universal Extractor. If you have difficulty extracting the files, follow the steps below and retry:
  1. Download the latest version of Innounp
  2. Extract the RAR package to the \bin folder of Universal Extractor, overwriting the existing innounp.exe
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2013-02-25 18:35

darn, i was hoping this would work on folders so i could quickly add the appropriate icons to folders and sub-folders in the start menu but doesn't seem to.

Midas on 2013-05-22 15:44

@bzl333: have a look at Folderico (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1301).

loin2kolpotoru on 2014-03-12 04:43

Try PEIconChanger - http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=21358

It is better then QIconChanger because it supports importing icon from exe files which QIconChanger dose not support

See all