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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)

'Declaration
Public Interface IResourceProvider
'Usage
Dim instance As 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(GetType(CustomDesignTimeResourceProviderFactory))> _
Public Class CustomResourceProviderFactory
    Inherits ResourceProviderFactory
    Public Overrides Function CreateGlobalResourceProvider(ByVal classname As String) As IResourceProvider
        Return New CustomResourceProvider(Nothing, classname)
    End Function
    Public Overrides Function CreateLocalResourceProvider(ByVal virtualPath As String) As IResourceProvider
        Return New CustomResourceProvider(virtualPath, Nothing)
    End Function
End Class

' Define the resource provider for global and local resources.
Friend Class CustomResourceProvider
    Implements IResourceProvider
    Dim _virtualPath As String
    Dim _className As String

    Public Sub New(ByVal virtualPath As String, ByVal classname As String)
        _virtualPath = virtualPath
        _className = classname
    End Sub

    Private Function GetResourceCache(ByVal culturename As String) As IDictionary
        Return System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Cache(culturename)
    End Function

    Function GetObject(ByVal resourceKey As String, ByVal culture As CultureInfo) As Object Implements IResourceProvider.GetObject
        Dim value As Object
        Dim cultureName As String
        cultureName = Nothing
        If (IsNothing(culture)) Then
            cultureName = CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture.Name
        Else
            cultureName = culture.Name
        End If

        value = GetResourceCache(cultureName)(resourceKey)
        If (value = Nothing) Then
            value = GetResourceCache(Nothing)(resourceKey)
        End If
        Return value
    End Function


    ReadOnly Property ResourceReader() As IResourceReader Implements IResourceProvider.ResourceReader
        Get
            Dim cultureName As String
            Dim currentUICulture As CultureInfo
            cultureName = Nothing
            currentUICulture = CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture
            If (Not (String.Equals(currentUICulture.Name, CultureInfo.InstalledUICulture.Name))) Then
                cultureName = currentUICulture.Name
            End If

            Return New CustomResourceReader(GetResourceCache(cultureName))
        End Get
    End Property
End Class

Friend NotInheritable Class CustomResourceReader
    Implements IResourceReader
    Private _resources As IDictionary

    Public Sub New(ByVal resources As IDictionary)
        _resources = resources
    End Sub

    Function GetEnumerator1() As IDictionaryEnumerator Implements IResourceReader.GetEnumerator
        Return _resources.GetEnumerator()
    End Function

    Sub Close() Implements IResourceReader.Close

    End Sub

    Function GetEnumerator() As IEnumerator Implements IEnumerable.GetEnumerator
        Return _resources.GetEnumerator()
    End Function

    Sub Dispose() Implements IDisposable.Dispose

    End Sub
End Class

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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