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IResourceProvider Interface

Defines the interface a class must implement to act as a resource provider.

Namespace: System.Web.Compilation
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)
public interface IResourceProvider
public interface IResourceProvider
public interface IResourceProvider
Not applicable.

A resource provider facilitates the retrieving of values from a resource file. When an expression of the form <%$ Resources: classKey, resourceKey %> is encountered during page parsing, the resource provider returns the localized value for the resource. The ResourceProviderFactory class creates instances of IResourceProvider objects for use in retrieving the values.

The following code example shows a customized resource provider factory that retrieves cached values. The resource provider factory creates an instance of a class that implements IResourceProvider.

[
    DesignTimeResourceProviderFactoryAttribute(
        typeof(CustomDesignTimeResourceProviderFactory))
]
public class CustomResourceProviderFactory : ResourceProviderFactory
{
    public override IResourceProvider
      CreateGlobalResourceProvider(string classname)
    {
        return new CustomResourceProvider(null, classname);
    }
    public override IResourceProvider
      CreateLocalResourceProvider(string virtualPath)
    {
        return new CustomResourceProvider(virtualPath, null);
    }
}

// Define the resource provider for global and local resources.
internal class CustomResourceProvider : IResourceProvider
{
    string _virtualPath;
    string _className;

    public CustomResourceProvider(string virtualPath, string classname)
    {
        _virtualPath = virtualPath;
        _className = classname;
    }

    private IDictionary GetResourceCache(string culturename)
    {
        return (IDictionary)
            System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Cache[culturename];
    }

    object IResourceProvider.GetObject
        (string resourceKey, CultureInfo culture)
    {
        object value;

        string cultureName = null;
        if (culture != null)
        {
            cultureName = culture.Name;
        }
        else
        {
            cultureName = CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture.Name;
        }

        value = GetResourceCache(cultureName)[resourceKey];
        if (value == null)
        {
            value = GetResourceCache(null)[resourceKey];
        }
        return value;
    }


    IResourceReader IResourceProvider.ResourceReader
    {
        get
        {
            string cultureName = null;
            CultureInfo currentUICulture = CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture;
            if (!String.Equals(currentUICulture.Name,
                CultureInfo.InstalledUICulture.Name))
            {
                cultureName = currentUICulture.Name;
            }

            return new CustomResourceReader
                (GetResourceCache(cultureName));
        }
    }
}


internal sealed class CustomResourceReader : IResourceReader
{
    private IDictionary _resources;

    public CustomResourceReader(IDictionary resources)
    {
        _resources = resources;
    }

    IDictionaryEnumerator IResourceReader.GetEnumerator()
    {
        return _resources.GetEnumerator();
    }

    void IResourceReader.Close() { }

    IEnumerator IEnumerable.GetEnumerator()
    {
        return _resources.GetEnumerator();
    }

    void IDisposable.Dispose() { return; }
}

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0
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