Searches for the specified resource.
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
will first look in application-scope resources for the specified resource. Application-scope resources are managed by Application, and are exposed from the Resources property. If the specified resource is not found in the set of application-scope resources, then next searches the system resources. System resources are shell resources defined by the user, and include colors, fonts, and shell configurations. These are exposed from the SystemColors, SystemFonts, and SystemParameters types, respectively, as static properties. To use to acquire them, these types also expose resource key properties that are designed to be passed to ; for example, IconWidthKey.
Because returns an object, you must cast the returned value to the appropriate type if the resource is found.
This method is thread safe and can be called from any thread.
The following example shows how to use to acquire a resource.
<Application xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" StartupUri="MainWindow.xaml" > <Application.Resources> <Image x:Key="ApplicationResource" Source="ApplicationResource.bmp" /> </Application.Resources> </Application>
Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)