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ResourcesGenerator Task

The ResourcesGenerator task embeds one or more resources (.jpg, .ico, .bmp, XAML in binary format, and other extension types) into a .resources file.

Parameter

Description

OutputPath

Required String parameter.

Specifies the path of the output directory. If the path is not an absolute path, it is treated as a path that is relative to the root project directory.

OutputResourcesFile

Required ITaskItem[] output parameter.

Specifies the path and name of the generated .resources file. If the path is not an absolute path, the .resources file is generated relative to the root project directory.

ResourcesFiles

Required ITaskItem[] parameter.

Specifies one or more resources to embed in the generated .resources file.

The following example generates a .resources file with a single .bmp resource. The .bmp resource is generated to a directory that is relative to the project root directory.

<Project xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003">
  <UsingTask 
    TaskName="Microsoft.Build.Tasks.Windows.ResourcesGenerator" 
    AssemblyFile="C:\Program Files\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Framework\v3.0\PresentationBuildTasks.dll" />
  <Target Name="ResourcesGeneratorTask">
    <ResourcesGenerator
      ResourceFiles="Resource1.bmp"
      OutputPath="myresources"
      OutputResourcesFile="myresources\my.resources" />
  </Target>
</Project>

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