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Hello Experts ,
I want to make DLL That Contains Only Resources , And How Can I use It?
How Can Get Resources In Different Situation In c# Windows Form Code ,
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Posted 21-Jan-13 6:23am
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Yes, it's possible to do that. Create a new project (Class Library), and add resources to it. The Resources class is an internal class, so you can't use it in another project. So, add a static class in your Class Library projects, GetResources:
public static class GetResources
      public static object GetObject(string name)
           return Properties.Resources.ResourceManager.GetObject(name);
      public static string GetString(string name)
           return Properties.Resources.ResourceManager.GetString(name);
      public static System.Resources.ResourceManager GetResourceManager()
           return Properties.Resources.ResourceManager;

And in your other project, add a reference to this Class Library. To get the value of the string "String1" in the resources of your Class Library, you can use this code:
string string1 = GetResources.GetString("String1");

To get an image "Image1", use this code:
Bitmap bmp = GetResources.GetObject("Image1") as Bitmap;

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Solution 1

I would strongly advise to add the code exposing those resources, for proper encapsulated approach.


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