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Editing Resources 

In addition to containing executable code, applications frequently contain embedded nonexecutable resources, such as strings or images, that can be retrieved at run time and displayed in the user interface.

In This Section

Working with Resource Files

Describes how to create and edit resource files in unmanaged C++ applications.

Managing Application Resources

Describes how to create and edit resources for managed projects.

Related Sections

Further information about working with resources is available in these topics.

Globalization and Localization Namespaces in Visual Studio

Provides links to topics that describe how to use automatic globalization and localization for Windows Forms.

Walkthrough: Localizing Windows Forms Localizing ASP.NET Web Pages Using Resources

Provides instructions for manually adding resource files to managed projects, accessing resources, displaying static resources, and assigning resource strings to properties.

Resources in Applications

Provides information about working with managed resources programmatically outside of the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE).

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