Resource - .rc/.resx is an xml file that contains bitmap, icon, cursor,data an application needs,menu and dialog box resources. Each resource is uniquely represented by a key (resource key).
VC++ 2008 Express edition does not contain a resource editor. If you want one then you will have to get one of the free ones (or buy one) that you can find on the internet.
I know it doesn't have one, but when I installed VC# along with it, it enabled me to use it on VC++ and VC#, the answer i am looking for, is how to use the gui