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Visual Studio 2005: Embedding .rtf files in your app and calling them with StreamReader

Posted on 2006-05-13
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Last Modified: 2011-10-03

How do you

1) Embed .RTF files,  in your Visual Studio application, and

2) Use a StreamReader to get the file stream from the assembly manifest.

3) Load the .RTF file int5o a RichTextBox
Question by:Murray Brown
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Fernando Soto earned 2000 total points
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Hi murbro;

To embed a rtf file into a program perform the following steps.

1.      Place the RTF file into the Project folder, where the Form.vb file is.
2.      In the Solution Explore window right click the assembly name.
3.      Select Properties from the menu.
4.      Click on Resources tab on the left side of the page.
5.      Click on the down arrow on the button labeled Add Resources.
6.      Click on Add Existing File.
7.      Navigate to the location you placed the rtf file in step 1.
8.      At the bottom of the window change the Files of Type to All Files.
9.      Select the file to add to the resources and click on Open

Now in code when you want to load the RTF file into the RichTextBox do the following:

Me.RichTextBox1.Rtf = My.Resources.RTFFileNameInResource

The above line assumes that the rich text box is called RichTextBox1 and the rich text file embeded into the code is RTFFileNameInResource.


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by:Murray Brown
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Thanks very much. Great answer!
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Expert Comment

by:Fernando Soto
ID: 16682281
Glad I was able to help. :=)

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