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Problem with changing the Namespace of a Windows form

Posted on 2008-10-16
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How can I change the Namespace for a Windows form without generating a unhandled Resources exception?

Steps to reproduce the problem
1. In the project application properties dialog box, delete the root namespace field.
2. In the MainForm.vb code file, add "Namespace MyNameSpace" above the Public Class MainForm statement and "End NameSpace" below the End Class statement.
3. In the MainForm.Designer.vb file, add "Namespace MyNameSpace" above the  
<Global.Microsoft.VisualBasic.CompilerServices.DesignerGenerated()> _
Partial Class MainForm statement and "End NameSpace" below the End Class statement.
4. Run Debug

The application compiles without any errors, but execution stops at the "Me.OpenToolStripMenuItem.Image
= CType(resources.GetObject("OpenToolStripMenuItem.Image"), System.Drawing.Image)"
statement in the MainForm.Designer.vb file with the error message:

An unhandled exception of type 'System.Resources.MissingManifestResourceException' occurred in mscorlib.dll.  Additional information: Could not find any resources appropriate for the specified
culture or the neutral culture.  Make sure "Acr.UI.MainForm.resources" was correctly embedded or linked into assembly "AcropolisUI" at compile time, or that all the satellite assemblies required are loadable and fully signed.
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Question by:ccarneal
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Right click on "MyNameSpace", in the context menu select "Refactor" > Now select "Rename", a dialog box will pop up with a text box containing name of the namespace, Modify the name and click on Apply button. This should modify the necessary settings for you.
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by:ccarneal
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When I right clicked on "MyNameSpace," "Refactor" did not appear as one of the options in the context menu.  One of the options that did appear was "Rename..."   When I selected that option and changed "MyNameSpace" to "MyNewNameSpace," the application compiled and ran without any errors.  So, that fixed the problem, and I accept your solution.  But I would like to know what I can do to make "Refactor" appear in the context menu.  Thanks.
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Refactor for VB.NET comes as seperate add-in from microsoft. You can download it here.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/bb693327.aspx
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I was not able to get Refractor for VB.NET to operate properly, but changing the NameSpace name as described above corrected the problem.
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