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Could not generate binary resource. The output file 'file' could not be opened. <reason>

Visual Studio .NET 2003

An outdated copy of the .resources file could not be deleted by the project system. As part of preparing resources, the project system will transform XML files with a .resx extension into binary .resources files for the .NET Resource Manager.

The operating-system specific reason given at the end of the error message text will provide best information here.

To correct this error

  • Restart Visual Studio.

    This error will cause the build process to fail.

See Also

File Types and File Extensions in Visual Basic and Visual C#

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