What is the difference between a .

What is the difference between a .dres and a .res file, and when was the .dres file introduced? Can I control whether a resource goes to app.dres vs app.res ?

http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/Tokyo/en/File_Extensions_of_Files_Generated_by_RAD_Studio

page states

dres

Delphi compiled resource file. This extension is used when you add a resource to a project, such as an icon or image. The .dres file is only used at link time.

res, rc

Compiled and uncompiled resource files.

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