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File Extension

RC File Format

Resource script (Micosoft C/C++)

RC is a resource file format used by C/C++ programming applications. RC files are used to hold statements for different files that are going to be compiled into a binary resource file. RC files usually contain IDs for the files, parameters, and sometimes icons or bitmaps.


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This was last updated in August 2010
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