I've been looking around for the best way to access a frozen exe's stored resources, specifically bitmaps. Apparently this isn't very common or everyone already knows how to do it. I found the pkgutil, am I looking in the right direction?

After a lot of googling I came across this which seems to be exactly what I'm looking for. http://wiki.wxpython.org/LoadIconFromWin32Resources Apparently everything from C++ to VB has some sort of direct access to files' resources except for python. Anyone know how to do this without invoking the win32api module? Just surprised to see there is no higher level module. Anyway there's the link for anyone else who comes across this post looking for an answer.