ResourceProviderFactory Class


Serves as the base class for classes that create resource providers.

Namespace:   System.Web.Compilation
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)


Public MustInherit Class ResourceProviderFactory


When implemented in a derived class, initializes a new instance of the derived class.


When overridden in a derived class, creates a global resource provider.


When overridden in a derived class, creates a local resource provider.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

ResourceProviderFactory is an abstract class that serves as the base class for objects that return global and local resource providers. Classes must derive from ResourceProviderFactory to implement its functionality.

The following code example shows a customized resource provider factory that retrieves cached values.

<DesignTimeResourceProviderFactoryAttribute(GetType(CustomDesignTimeResourceProviderFactory))> _
Public Class CustomResourceProviderFactory
    Inherits ResourceProviderFactory
    Public Overrides Function CreateGlobalResourceProvider(ByVal classname As String) As IResourceProvider
        Return New CustomResourceProvider(Nothing, classname)
    End Function
    Public Overrides Function CreateLocalResourceProvider(ByVal virtualPath As String) As IResourceProvider
        Return New CustomResourceProvider(virtualPath, Nothing)
    End Function
End Class

' Define the resource provider for global and local resources.
Friend Class CustomResourceProvider
    Implements IResourceProvider
    Dim _virtualPath As String
    Dim _className As String

    Public Sub New(ByVal virtualPath As String, ByVal classname As String)
        _virtualPath = virtualPath
        _className = classname
    End Sub

    Private Function GetResourceCache(ByVal culturename As String) As IDictionary
        Return System.Web.HttpContext.Current.Cache(culturename)
    End Function

    Function GetObject(ByVal resourceKey As String, ByVal culture As CultureInfo) As Object Implements IResourceProvider.GetObject
        Dim value As Object
        Dim cultureName As String
        cultureName = Nothing
        If (IsNothing(culture)) Then
            cultureName = CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture.Name
            cultureName = culture.Name
        End If

        value = GetResourceCache(cultureName)(resourceKey)
        If (value = Nothing) Then
            value = GetResourceCache(Nothing)(resourceKey)
        End If
        Return value
    End Function

    ReadOnly Property ResourceReader() As IResourceReader Implements IResourceProvider.ResourceReader
            Dim cultureName As String
            Dim currentUICulture As CultureInfo
            cultureName = Nothing
            currentUICulture = CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture
            If (Not (String.Equals(currentUICulture.Name, CultureInfo.InstalledUICulture.Name))) Then
                cultureName = currentUICulture.Name
            End If

            Return New CustomResourceReader(GetResourceCache(cultureName))
        End Get
    End Property
End Class

Friend NotInheritable Class CustomResourceReader
    Implements IResourceReader
    Private _resources As IDictionary

    Public Sub New(ByVal resources As IDictionary)
        _resources = resources
    End Sub

    Function GetEnumerator1() As IDictionaryEnumerator Implements IResourceReader.GetEnumerator
        Return _resources.GetEnumerator()
    End Function

    Sub Close() Implements IResourceReader.Close

    End Sub

    Function GetEnumerator() As IEnumerator Implements IEnumerable.GetEnumerator
        Return _resources.GetEnumerator()
    End Function

    Sub Dispose() Implements IDisposable.Dispose

    End Sub
End Class

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0

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

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