Resource Files (Visual Studio)


This material applies to Windows desktop applications. For information about resources in Universal Windows Platform apps, see Defining App Resources.

For information on adding resources to managed projects, please see Resources in Desktop Apps in the .NET Framework Developer's Guide. For information on manually adding resource files to managed projects, accessing resources, displaying static resources, and assigning resource strings to properties, see Creating Resource Files for Desktop Apps. For information on globalization and localization of resources in managed apps, see Globalizing and Localizing .NET Framework Applications.

Since projects in .NET programming languages do not use resource script files, you must open your resources from Solution Explorer. You can use the Image editor and the Binary editor to work with resource files in managed projects. Any managed resources you want to edit must be linked resources. The Visual Studio resource editors do not support editing embedded resources.

The term "resource file" can refer to a number of file types, including:



See Also

Resource Editors
Working with Resource Files
Menus and Other Resources