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c# included resource file in the code

Posted on 2011-03-25
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Hi,

I have a bianry resource that I want included in the code so that nobody see it. How can I do it?

Thanks,
JT
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I believe there's a 'Resources' solution item that you can add (by right-clicking on your project).
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also, here's an article by Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319292
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Hello,

Simply add the file to the project. You can put it in a project folder if you'd like, but the real trick is to right click the item and select "properties". Next, change the BuildAction to "Embedded Resource".

Finally, you have to access that resource. Here's an example of my code accessing an xml resource.
private string ReadTestData()
        {
            string result = string.Empty;

            //string[] resources = System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetManifestResourceNames();

            string resourceName = @"{fullnamespace of assy}.UnitTestData.xml";

            using (System.IO.Stream s = System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetManifestResourceStream(resourceName))
            {
                using (System.IO.StreamReader sr = new System.IO.StreamReader(s))
                {
                    result = sr.ReadToEnd();
                }
            }

            return result;
        }

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thanks,
jt
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