Assembly.GetManifestResourceStream Method (String)
Loads the specified manifest resource from this assembly.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
abstract GetManifestResourceStream : name:string -> Stream override GetManifestResourceStream : name:string -> Stream
- Type: System.String
The case-sensitive name of the manifest resource being requested.
Return ValueType: System.IO.Stream
The manifest resource; or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if no resources were specified during compilation or if the resource is not visible to the caller.
The name parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
The name parameter is an empty string ("").
A file that was found could not be loaded.
name was not found.
name is not a valid assembly.
Resource length is greater than Int64.MaxValue.
A manifest resource is a resource (such as an image file) that is embedded in the assembly at compile time. For more information about manifest resources, see Microsoft .NET Framework Resource Basics in the MSDN Library.
Resource information is returned only if the resource is visible to the caller, or the caller has ReflectionPermission.
This method returns a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if a private resource in another assembly is accessed and the caller does not have ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.MemberAccess flag.
If the assembly manifest lists a resource file, GetManifestResourceStream returns a Stream object even if the resource file cannot be found on disk at the time. If the resource file is not found, passing the resulting Stream object to the ResourceReader constructor causes an ArgumentException.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.