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Forums » Prof-UIS General Discussion » Static link with MFC DLL: Fail to load resource IDB_EXT_2007_ADV_TIP_BORDER Collapse All
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Roongrit Charoensupkul Feb 27, 2007 - 8:34 PM

I tried to change my application to use ProfUIs lib statically with MFC dll. I’ve followed the FAQ which are

uncomment "#define __EXT_PROFUIS_STATIC_LINK_WITH_RESOURCES" in prof-uis.h and rebuild the Prof-UIs library.

add these line in my application’s .rc2 file

#if ( !(defined _AFXDLL && !defined __STATPROFUIS_WITH_DLLMFC__) )
#include <Resources/Resource.rc>

My application can be compiled successfully, but fail on running. The debug assertion showed when trying to InstallPaintManager in extpaintmanager.cpp file at


My application uses RibbonBar, CExtPaintManagerOffice2007_Silver theme.

What should I do to configure my application to use Prof-UIs statically?

Malcolm D Jul 3, 2007 - 4:39 PM

Guess #3: You forgot to put the __STATPROFUIS_WITH_DLLMFC__ in the preprocessor for the Resources as well (this one is easily missed)
Guess #4: You are building a dll and forgot to add __PROF_UIS_FOR_REGULAR_DLL

Suhai Gyorgy Feb 28, 2007 - 2:12 AM

The same FAQ that you are quoting contains the followings as well:
"To use Prof-UIS as a static library linked to your project that is dynamically linked with MFC, do the following:

1. Build the appropriate configuration of the profuislib library project, e.g. Static MBCS Debug with MFC DLL.
2. Modify the settings of your project by adding __STATPROFUIS_WITH_DLLMFC__ to the Preprocessor Definitions field in the C/C++ and Resources categories.
3. Compile your project."

Didn’t you accidently forget to do step #2?

Roongrit Charoensupkul Feb 28, 2007 - 2:58 AM

I added __STATPROFUIS_WITH_DLLMFC__ in the preprocessor already and now my application linked with ProfUIS264yud.lib, but my application fail on that line. I don’t know why the application doesn’t know the meaning of IDB_EXT_2007_ADV_TIP_BORDER. Are there any instructions that I can check whether my application already loaded the Prof-UIs’ resource?

Suhai Gyorgy Feb 28, 2007 - 5:01 AM

Guess #1: Are you using identifier value 29238 in any of your own resources (that is value of IDB_EXT_2007_ADV_TIP_BORDER)?
Guess #2: Maybe for some reason line #include "Res2007\\Res2007.rc" is commented in your Prof-UIS\Include\Resources\resource.rc file, that could also prevent your application to load 2007 resources.

Technical Support Feb 28, 2007 - 4:52 AM

The steps mentioned in How to link statically with Prof-UIS? should be enough to successfully build any application statically linked with Prof-UIS. Besides, any Prof-UIS sample features a static configuration. Please make sure once again that you correctly followed the FAQ.