ResXFileRef Class

Represents a link to an external resource.

Namespace:  System.Resources
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

[SerializableAttribute]
[TypeConverterAttribute(typeof(ResXFileRef..::.Converter))]
[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Name = "FullTrust")]
[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Name = "FullTrust")]
public class ResXFileRef

The ResXFileRef class is used to include references to files in an XML resource (.resx) file. A ResXFileRef object represents a link to an external resource. The resource manager loads the resource returned when the resource specified by the ResXFileRef object is queried.

In a data entry in a .resx file, the type is ResXFileRef, and the value is the path location on disk. When the resource manager deserializes the object, the ResXFileRef performs the I/O to get the file.

When you compile a .resx file with ResGen.exe, the resources specified in the .resx file are embedded in the resulting document resource file.

The following example shows typical contents of a .resx file.

 <data name="iconclip" type="System.Resources.ResXFileRef, System.Windows.Forms">
  <value>lookout.bmp;System.Drawing.Bitmap, System.Drawing</value>
 </data>
 <data name="mailbackground" type="System.Resources.ResXFileRef, System.Windows.Forms">
  <value>mailbackground.bmp;System.Drawing.Bitmap, System.Drawing</value>
 </data>
 <data name="xplogo" type="System.Resources.ResXFileRef, System.Windows.Forms">
  <value>xplogo.png;System.Drawing.Bitmap, System.Drawing</value>
 </data>

For more information about the format of a .resx file, see Resources in .Resx File Format.

System.Object
  System.Resources.ResXFileRef

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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