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Assembly.GetManifestResourceStream Method (String)

Loads the specified manifest resource from this assembly.

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

public virtual Stream GetManifestResourceStream (
	string name
public Stream GetManifestResourceStream (
	String name
public function GetManifestResourceStream (
	name : String
) : Stream



The case-sensitive name of the manifest resource being requested.

Return Value

A Stream representing this manifest resource.

Exception typeCondition


The name parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The name parameter is the empty string ("").


A file that was found could not be loaded.


name was not found.


name is not a valid assembly.

Resource information is returned only if the resource is visible to the caller, or the caller has ReflectionPermission.


This method returns a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) if a private resource in another assembly is accessed and the caller does not have ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.TypeInformation flag.

  • ReflectionPermission  to access a private resource.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0