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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
)

Parameters

name
Type: System.String

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

Return Value

Type: System.IO.Stream
A Stream representing the manifest resource; null if no resources were specified during compilation, or if the resource is not visible to the caller.

Implements

_Assembly.GetManifestResourceStream(String)

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The name parameter is null.

ArgumentException

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

FileLoadException

A file that was found could not be loaded.

FileNotFoundException

name was not found.

BadImageFormatException

name is not a valid assembly.

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

NoteNote:

This method returns null if a private resource in another assembly is accessed and the caller does not have ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.MemberAccess flag.

If the assembly manifest lists a resource file, GetManifestResourceStream returns a Stream object even if the resource file cannot be found on disk at the time. If the resource file is not found, passing the resulting Stream object to the ResourceReader constructor causes an ArgumentException.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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