This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

Unable to retrieve resource information 

Scanning the hierarchy for .resx files failed.

As part of the Preparing resources build step, which is shown in the Output window, the project system scans the project hierarchy for all files with an .resx extension. This action will produce a list of .resx XML files that need to be transformed into binary .resources files before they can be included as resources in the project output.

To correct this error

  • Restart Visual Studio. If this does not work, call Microsoft Product Support Services to report the issue.

    This error will cause a build to fail.

See Also