Specifies a resource that will be obtained from a module.
sFile Percent-encoded path and file name of the module that contains the resource.
sType String or numerical resource type. This can be either a custom resource or one of the predefined resource types that are recognized by the FindResource function. If a numerical resource type is specified, the number of the identifier must follow a # character. If this parameter is not specified, the default resource type is
sID String or numerical identifier of the resource. If a numerical identifier is specified, the actual number of the identifier, not the identifier itself, must follow a # character. See the example for more information.
For purposes of decoding the res:// scheme, everything in the sFile path is treated as the domain. The colon (':') delimiter is allowed, but special characters such as backslash ('\') must be percent-encoded. Use '%5C' to encode the backslash character.
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If a numerical identifier is specified, the actual number of the identifier, not the identifier itself, must follow the # character. This example shows the correct and incorrect ways to format the numerical identifier for the resource type.
#define MYBITMAP 234 // This is correct. "res://mydll.dll/#2/#234" // This is not correct. "res://mydll.dll/#2/MYBITMAP"
The following URI retrieves a custom "XML" resource from a resource module in the "C:\windows\system32 directory.