This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

How to: Create Embedded Resources 

When you add resources to a Visual Studio project, they are created as linked resources. In some cases, you may want to embed the resources in the application resource (.resx) file. For more information, see Linked vs. Embedded Resources.

Resources can be changed from linked to embedded resources on the Resources page of the Project Designer.

NoteNote

String resources are always embedded in the .resx file and cannot be changed to linked resources; file resources are always linked.

To change a resource from linked to embedded

  1. With a project selected in Solution Explorer, on the Project menu click Properties.

  2. Click the Resources tab.

  3. On the Resource Designer toolbar, point to the resource view drop-down, click the arrow, and select the type of resource that you want to edit.

  4. Select the resource that you wish to change.

  5. In the Properties window, select the Persistence property and change it to Embedded in .resx.

To change a resource from embedded to linked

  1. With a project selected in Solution Explorer, on the Project menu click Properties.

  2. Click the Resources tab.

  3. On the Resource Designer toolbar, point to the resource view drop-down, click the arrow, and select the type of resource that you want to edit.

  4. Select the resource that you wish to change.

  5. In the Properties window, select the Persistence property and change it to Linked at compile time.

See Also

Show: