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Quote:String resources are always embedded and cannot be changed; file resources are always linked and cannot be changed.
A. adding a file using the Resource editor copies the content of the file
into your Project as a static
element: the file you added might change, but, your resource (resx) content will not.
B. assuming that the file has content that changes
, and, that you always want to be processing the current content:
B.1. create an embedded resource from a file:
add a new, or existing, Text file to your Project
right click on the file in the Solution Explorer, and set the Build Action for this file to 'Embedded Resource," with, usually, the "Copy if newer" setting.
B.2. to read the file contents at runtime:
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public string GetEmbeddedResource(string namespacename, string filename)
var assembly = Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly();
var resourceName = namespacename + "." + filename;
using (Stream stream = assembly.GetManifestResourceStream(resourceName))
using (StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(stream))
string result = reader.ReadToEnd();
Sample call from actual code:
string s = GetEmbeddedResource("SociometryTree", "Notes.txt");