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ResourceReader Constructor (Stream)

Initializes a new instance of the ResourceReader class for the specified stream.

Namespace:  System.Resources
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public ResourceReader(
	Stream stream


Type: System.IO.Stream

The input stream for reading resources.


The stream is not readable.


The stream parameter is null.


An I/O error has occurred while accessing stream.

The following code example defines a new instance of the ResourceReader class that will read from the specified stream. The code then retrieves an enumerator, iterates through the stream, and prints key/value pairs to the console.

using System;
using System.Resources;
using System.Collections;
using System.IO;

public class ReadResources 
    public static void Main(string[] args) 
        // Create a file stream to encapsulate items.resources.
        FileStream fs = new FileStream("items.resources", FileMode.Open);

        // Open a resource reader to read from the stream. 
        IResourceReader reader = new ResourceReader(fs);
        // Get an enumerator for the reader.
        IDictionaryEnumerator en = reader.GetEnumerator();

        // Enumerate through the file, printing out the key/value pairs. 
        while (en.MoveNext()) 
            Console.WriteLine("Name: {0}", en.Key);
            Console.WriteLine("Value: {0}", en.Value);

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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

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0