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c# locate resource file

Posted on 2011-03-01
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Hi,
I develop my app on eg. f:\myapp\ where I save my resource file in the app.conf where
I indicate my resource file location as f:\myapp\resources\res.bin.
When I copy my program to other computer and run on c:\ drive. The program coult not start because it is looling for f:\ drive. How can I solve this issue?

Thanks,
JT
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To specify the file resources\res.bin relative to the location of the executable, use:

Application.StartupPath + Path.DirectorySeparatorChar + "resources" + Path.DirectorySeparatorChar + "res.bin"

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Go to the properties of your resource file in you Visual Studio IDE and set the option to copy the resource locally and then recompile the code. The resource file will then be local, and you will not have to another drive to find it.
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HI,

But what is the syntax to open this file? ".\resources\res.bin"

Thanks,
JT
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Thanks,
JT
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