The most popular technique is to use a Resource Editor. A Resource Editor is a tool that lets you design and test dialog boxes visually, instead of defining individual dialog statements in a resource script by hand. Using a Resource Editor, you can add, modify, rearrange, and delete controls and resources in a resource script file.
Resource Editors such as Microsoft's "Visual Studio" and Borland's "Resource Workshop" also make it easy to place string tables, version info tables, bitmaps, icons, and other types of resources into a resource script.
What is a Resource File?