My question is like Delphi compiler generates and assign numerical Identifiers to all the ResourceStrings when application is compiled, There are few documents which says when ever application is recompiled the numerical Identifiers for Resourcestrings are regenerated, and they warn relying on it because it may change after regenerations. There ate so many third party localization tools that use and store this resourcestring numerical identifiers for internal reference and translation. Is there any way to stop compiler regenerating this resourcestring numerical identifiers or force it to use manually generated numerical identifiers ?
Best How To :
You can get a resource-compiler, compilable file from the compiler by specifying the --drc or "Project|Options|Delphi Compiler|Linker|Output resource string .drc file" switch. This will instruct the compiler to generate a .drc file that will contain the resource string contents and the compiler-assigned values.
If you do this for each build, even if the compiler rearranges the assigned values, you will always know what they are. The compiler generates an identifier for each resource string based on the unit-name and the resource string identifier, so that is always stable even if the value changes.
This .drc file can then be translated or otherwise processed and then recompiled into a .res file. This .res file can then be linked into a a special "resource-only" dll with a specific extension other than ".dll" that indicates the language. When the system language is properly set, this dll will then be loaded and the strings will be used instead of the built-in resource.