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Assembly.GetManifestResourceStream Method (Type, String)

Loads the specified manifest resource, scoped by the namespace of the specified type, from this assembly.

Namespace:  System.Reflection
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public virtual Stream GetManifestResourceStream(
	Type type,
	string name
)

Parameters

type
Type: System.Type
The type whose namespace is used to scope the manifest resource name.
name
Type: System.String
The case-sensitive name of the manifest resource being requested.

Return Value

Type: System.IO.Stream
The manifest resource; or null if no resources were specified during compilation or if the resource is not visible to the caller.

Implements

_Assembly.GetManifestResourceStream(Type, String)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The name parameter is null.

ArgumentException

The name parameter is an empty string ("").

FileLoadException

A file that was found could not be loaded.

FileNotFoundException

name was not found.

BadImageFormatException

name is not a valid assembly.

NotImplementedException

Resource length is greater than Int64.MaxValue.

For example, if the full name specified for type is "MyNameSpace.MyClasses" and name is "Net", this method overload searches for a resource named "MyNameSpace.Net".

A manifest resource is a resource (such as an image file) that is embedded in the assembly at compile time. For more information about manifest resources, see Microsoft .NET Framework Resource Basics in the MSDN Library.

Resource information is returned only if the resource is visible to the caller, or the caller has ReflectionPermission.

NoteNote

This method returns null if a private resource in another assembly is accessed and the caller does not have ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.MemberAccess flag.

If the assembly manifest lists a resource file, GetManifestResourceStream returns a Stream object even if the resource file cannot be found on disk at the time. If the resource file is not found, passing the resulting Stream object to the ResourceReader constructor causes an ArgumentException.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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