# -win32resource

Inserts a Win32 resource file in the output file.

## Syntax

-win32resource:filename


## Arguments

filename
The name of the resource file to add to your output file. Enclose the file name in quotation marks (" ") if it contains a space.

## Remarks

You can create a Win32 resource file with the Microsoft Windows Resource Compiler (RC).

A Win32 resource can contain version or bitmap (icon) information that helps identify your application in File Explorer. If you do not specify -win32resource, the compiler generates version information based on the assembly version. The -win32resource and -win32icon options are mutually exclusive.

See -linkresource (Visual Basic) to reference a .NET Framework resource file, or -resource (Visual Basic) to attach a .NET Framework resource file.

Note

The -win32resource option is not available from within the Visual Studio development environment; it is available only when compiling from the command line.

## Example

The following code compiles In.vb and attaches a Win32 resource file, Rf.res:

vbc -win32resource:rf.res in.vb