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ResXResourceWriter Class

Writes resources in an XML resource (.resx) file or an output stream.

For a list of all members of this type, see ResXResourceWriter Members.


[Visual Basic]
Public Class ResXResourceWriter
   Implements IResourceWriter, IDisposable
public class ResXResourceWriter : IResourceWriter, IDisposable
public __gc class ResXResourceWriter : public IResourceWriter,
public class ResXResourceWriter implements IResourceWriter,

Thread Safety

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


The ResXResourceWriter writes resources in XML format. To write a binary resource file, use ResourceWriter.

Resources are specified as name/value pairs using the AddResource method. Resource names are case-sensitive when used for lookups; but to more easily support authoring tools and help eliminate bugs, ResXResourceWriter does not allow a .resx file to have names that vary only by case.

To create a .resx file, create a ResXResourceWriter with a unique file name, call AddResource at least once, call Generate to write the resources file to disk, and then call Close to close the file. Calling Close will implicitly Generate the file if required.

The resources are not necessarily written in the same order they were added.

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


Namespace: System.Resources

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

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

See Also

ResXResourceWriter Members | System.Resources Namespace | Resources in .Resx File Format