How to Add Resources to Windows Forms 
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 How to Add Resources to Windows Forms


    I want to add a couple of images manually to the resource file
associated with a windows form. How can i do it

any help appreciated.



Tue, 24 Aug 2004 01:40:21 GMT  
 How to Add Resources to Windows Forms

The simplist way is adding these images to a ImageList control. When you do this, these image are embeded into the .resx file associated with the form.

Alternatively, you can use an external resouce editor to add the images to the .resource or .resx file, and then embed it to the project by "Add Existing Item...". Make
sure to the  Build Action is set to "Embedded Resource". You can use a ResourceManager to retrieve these images from the assembly and use them in your

As to the resource editor, there's a reseditor sample in the FrameWork SDK (FrameworkSDK\Samples\tutorials\resourcesandlocalization\reseditor). You need to
compile the sample before using it.

In addition, you can embed these images to the assembly directly using "Add Existing Item...". To retrieve these directly embedded resource, you need to use
GetManifestResourceStream method to load the specified manifest resource from this assembly and cast the stream to appropriate type.

I hope this helps.


Felix Wu
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>    I want to add a couple of images manually to the resource file
>associated with a windows form. How can i do it

>any help appreciated.



Tue, 24 Aug 2004 18:47:35 GMT  
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