Embedded Your Shader Souce Code In Your C/C++ Apps

The NVIDIA developer blog shows a way to include shaders codes to your
windows exe: blogs.nvidia.com/developers/2007/03/inlining_shader.html.

But this example is not fully operational. I slightly modified the code to make it totally operational (I compiled it on vc++ 6.0):

1) Add a define to your resource.h file:
#define IDF_SHADEFILE 1000

2) Add an entry in your resource.rc file:
IDF_SHADERFILE RCDATA DISCARDABLE "myShader.glsl"

3) Use the resource in your code:
HMODULE hModule = GetModuleHandle(NULL);
HRSRC hResource = FindResource(hModule, (LPCTSTR)IDF_SHADERFILE, RT_RCDATA);
if(hResource) 
{
  DWORD dwSize = SizeofResource(hModule, hResource);
  HGLOBAL hGlobal = LoadResource(hModule, hResource);
  if(hGlobal) 
  {
    LPVOID pData = LockResource(hGlobal);
    if(pData) 
    {
	// Cast pData to a char * and you have your shader
	char *shader_code = (char *)pData;
	
        // Now do whatever you want with shader_code pointer. 
	// Do not forget that shader_code is not a zero-terminated string!
	// Use dwSize to handle that.
			
    }
  }
}

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