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ResXResourceSet Class

Gathers all items that represent an XML resource (.resx) file into a single object.

Namespace:  System.Resources
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Name = "FullTrust")]
[PermissionSetAttribute(SecurityAction.InheritanceDemand, Name = "FullTrust")]
public class ResXResourceSet : ResourceSet

The ResXResourceSet class enumerates over an IResourceReader, loading every name and value, and storing them in a hash table.

A ResXResourceSet provides a convenient way to read all the resources in a .resx file into memory. You can use the GetObject method to retrieve a particular resource once the .resx file has been read into a ResXResourceSet.

For more information on the format of a .resx file, see Resources in .Resx File Format.

Notes to Inheritors:

Derived classes of ResXResourceSet using their own resource reader and writer should override GetDefaultReader and GetDefaultWriter to provide the appropriate functionality for interpreting the ResXResourceSet.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0