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Resource Symbols Dialog Box

The Resource Symbols dialog box allows you to add new resource symbols, change the symbols that are displayed, or skip to the location in the source code where a symbol is in use.

Name

Displays the name of the symbol. For more information, see Symbol Name Restrictions.

Value

Displays the numeric value of the symbol. For more information, see Symbol Value Restrictions.

In Use

When selected, specifies that the symbol is being used by one or more resources. The resource or resources are listed in the Used by box.

Show read-only symbols

When selected, displays read-only resources. By default, the Resource Symbol dialog box displays only the modifiable resources in your resource script file, but with this option selected, modifiable resources appear in bold text and read-only resources appear in plain text.

Used by

Displays the resource or resources using the symbol selected in the symbols list. To move to the editor for a given resource, select the resource in the Used By box and click View Use. For more information, see Opening the Resource Editor for a Given Symbol.

New

Opens the New Symbol dialog box, which enables you to define the name and, if necessary, a value for a new symbolic resource identifier. For more information, see Creating New Symbols.

Change

Opens the Change Symbol dialog box, which allows you to change the name or value of a symbol. If the symbol is for a control or resource in use, the symbol can be changed only from the corresponding resource editor. For more information, see Changing Unassigned Symbols.

View Use

Opens the resource that contains the symbol in the corresponding resource editor. For more information, see Opening the Resource Editor for a Given Symbol.

For information on adding resources to managed projects, please see Resources in Applications in the .NET Framework Developer's Guide. For information on manually adding resource files to managed projects, accessing resources, displaying static resources, and assigning resources strings to properties, see Walkthrough: Localizing Windows Forms and Walkthrough: Using Resources for Localization with ASP.NET.

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