Searches for the specified resource.
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
- Type: System.Object
The name of the resource to find.
Return ValueType: System.Object
The requested resource object. If the requested resource is not found, a null reference is returned.
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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003
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.