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Resx file in another assembly

Posted on 2009-02-17
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a resx file (main.resx) in a project called projectA. I have a windows application projectB which has a reference to projectA. I'm using the resx file to store the strings (e.g. button name). How can I read the button name description in the resx file from projectB.

Question by:praveenuni
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Jens Fiederer earned 2000 total points
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If your button name description is PUBLIC, and the resx file is embedded (uses PublicResXFileCodeGenerator as its "Custom Tool", and has an associated Resources.Designer.cs file, it is easy to see name space definition  and variable name opening the Resources.Designer.cs file.

For example, in our Properties\Resources.Designer.cs you will find

        /// <summary>
        ///   Looks up a localized string similar to Assembly.
        /// </summary>
        public static string AssemblyLabel {
            get {
                return ResourceManager.GetString("AssemblyLabel", resourceCulture);
in a namespace of ProjectNamespace.Properties.

In another assembly, you would reference this as


If you do NOT use embeddded resources, you will have to use the ResourceManager to load the Resx file directly.

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