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Appendix B: Resource Tools

.NET Framework 1.1

The .NET Framework SDK includes several useful tools for working with resources and for examining the assemblies that contain them.

Assembly Binding Log Viewer (Fuslogvw.exe) Windows-based tool for examining assembly and resource bind requests.
Assembly Linker (Al.exe) Assembly Generation tool for creating assembly manifests, satellite assemblies, and working with the Global Assembly Cache (GAC).
Linking and Embedding Options Linking and embedding options provided by Assembly Linker Tool (AL), Visual C#, and Visual Basic compilers.
MSIL Disassembler (Ildasm.exe) Windows-based tool for examining the manifest (containing metadata) and MSIL code inside assemblies.
Resource Editor (RESEDITOR) Windows-based resource editor to create .resx and .resources files containing both string and image resources.
Resource File Generator (Resgen.exe) Console utility to convert text files and .resx files into binary .resources files.
ResX Generator (RESXGEN) Console utility to convert image files into XML-formatter .resx files.
Windows Forms Resource Editor (Winres.exe) Windows-based resource editor to help localize resources for multiple cultures.

See .NET Framework Tools for additional documentation on these and other .NET Framework SDK tools.

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