CompilerParameters.EmbeddedResources CompilerParameters.EmbeddedResources CompilerParameters.EmbeddedResources CompilerParameters.EmbeddedResources Property

Definition

Gets the .NET Framework resource files to include when compiling the assembly output.

public:
 property System::Collections::Specialized::StringCollection ^ EmbeddedResources { System::Collections::Specialized::StringCollection ^ get(); };
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(false)]
public System.Collections.Specialized.StringCollection EmbeddedResources { get; }
member this.EmbeddedResources : System.Collections.Specialized.StringCollection
Public ReadOnly Property EmbeddedResources As StringCollection

Property Value

A collection that contains the file paths of .NET Framework resources to include in the generated assembly.

Examples

The following example illustrates using CompilerParameters to specify various compiler settings and options. This code example is part of a larger example provided for the CompilerParameters class.

static bool CompileCode( CodeDomProvider^ provider,
   String^ sourceFile,
   String^ exeFile )
{

   CompilerParameters^ cp = gcnew CompilerParameters;
   if ( !cp)  
   {
      return false;
   }

   // Generate an executable instead of 
   // a class library.
   cp->GenerateExecutable = true;
   
   // Set the assembly file name to generate.
   cp->OutputAssembly = exeFile;
   
   // Generate debug information.
   cp->IncludeDebugInformation = true;
   
   // Add an assembly reference.
   cp->ReferencedAssemblies->Add( "System.dll" );
   
   // Save the assembly as a physical file.
   cp->GenerateInMemory = false;
   
   // Set the level at which the compiler 
   // should start displaying warnings.
   cp->WarningLevel = 3;
   
   // Set whether to treat all warnings as errors.
   cp->TreatWarningsAsErrors = false;
   
   // Set compiler argument to optimize output.
   cp->CompilerOptions = "/optimize";
   
   // Set a temporary files collection.
   // The TempFileCollection stores the temporary files
   // generated during a build in the current directory,
   // and does not delete them after compilation.
   cp->TempFiles = gcnew TempFileCollection( ".",true );

   if ( provider->Supports( GeneratorSupport::EntryPointMethod ) )
   {
      // Specify the class that contains 
      // the main method of the executable.
      cp->MainClass = "Samples.Class1";
   }

   if ( Directory::Exists( "Resources" ) )
   {
      if ( provider->Supports( GeneratorSupport::Resources ) )
      {
         // Set the embedded resource file of the assembly.
         // This is useful for culture-neutral resources,
         // or default (fallback) resources.
         cp->EmbeddedResources->Add( "Resources\\Default.resources" );

         // Set the linked resource reference files of the assembly.
         // These resources are included in separate assembly files,
         // typically localized for a specific language and culture.
         cp->LinkedResources->Add( "Resources\\nb-no.resources" );
      }
   }

   // Invoke compilation.
   CompilerResults^ cr = provider->CompileAssemblyFromFile( cp, sourceFile );

   if ( cr->Errors->Count > 0 )
   {
      // Display compilation errors.
      Console::WriteLine( "Errors building {0} into {1}",
         sourceFile, cr->PathToAssembly );
      for each ( CompilerError^ ce in cr->Errors )
      {
         Console::WriteLine( "  {0}", ce->ToString() );
         Console::WriteLine();
      }
   }
   else
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "Source {0} built into {1} successfully.",
         sourceFile, cr->PathToAssembly );
   }

   // Return the results of compilation.
   if ( cr->Errors->Count > 0 )
   {
      return false;
   }
   else
   {
      return true;
   }
}
public static bool CompileCode(CodeDomProvider provider, 
    String sourceFile, 
    String exeFile)
{

    CompilerParameters cp = new CompilerParameters();

    // Generate an executable instead of 
    // a class library.
    cp.GenerateExecutable = true;

    // Set the assembly file name to generate.
    cp.OutputAssembly = exeFile;

    // Generate debug information.
    cp.IncludeDebugInformation = true;

    // Add an assembly reference.
    cp.ReferencedAssemblies.Add( "System.dll" );

    // Save the assembly as a physical file.
    cp.GenerateInMemory = false;

    // Set the level at which the compiler 
    // should start displaying warnings.
    cp.WarningLevel = 3;

    // Set whether to treat all warnings as errors.
    cp.TreatWarningsAsErrors = false;
    
    // Set compiler argument to optimize output.
    cp.CompilerOptions = "/optimize";

    // Set a temporary files collection.
    // The TempFileCollection stores the temporary files
    // generated during a build in the current directory,
    // and does not delete them after compilation.
    cp.TempFiles = new TempFileCollection(".", true);

    if (provider.Supports(GeneratorSupport.EntryPointMethod))
    {
        // Specify the class that contains 
        // the main method of the executable.
        cp.MainClass = "Samples.Class1";
    }

    if (Directory.Exists("Resources"))
    {
        if (provider.Supports(GeneratorSupport.Resources))
        {
            // Set the embedded resource file of the assembly.
            // This is useful for culture-neutral resources,
            // or default (fallback) resources.
            cp.EmbeddedResources.Add("Resources\\Default.resources");

            // Set the linked resource reference files of the assembly.
            // These resources are included in separate assembly files,
            // typically localized for a specific language and culture.
            cp.LinkedResources.Add("Resources\\nb-no.resources");
        }
    }

    // Invoke compilation.
    CompilerResults cr = provider.CompileAssemblyFromFile(cp, sourceFile);

    if(cr.Errors.Count > 0)
    {
        // Display compilation errors.
        Console.WriteLine("Errors building {0} into {1}",  
            sourceFile, cr.PathToAssembly);
        foreach(CompilerError ce in cr.Errors)
        {
            Console.WriteLine("  {0}", ce.ToString());
            Console.WriteLine();
        }
    }
    else
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Source {0} built into {1} successfully.",
            sourceFile, cr.PathToAssembly);
        Console.WriteLine("{0} temporary files created during the compilation.",
            cp.TempFiles.Count.ToString());

    }
  
    // Return the results of compilation.
    if (cr.Errors.Count > 0)
    {
        return false;
    }
    else 
    {
        return true;
    }
}
Public Shared Function CompileCode(ByVal provider As CodeDomProvider, _
ByVal sourceFile As String, ByVal exeFile As String) As Boolean

    Dim cp As New CompilerParameters()

    ' Generate an executable instead of 
    ' a class library.
    cp.GenerateExecutable = True

    ' Set the assembly file name to generate.
    cp.OutputAssembly = exeFile

    ' Generate debug information.
    cp.IncludeDebugInformation = True

    ' Add an assembly reference.
    cp.ReferencedAssemblies.Add("System.dll")

    ' Save the assembly as a physical file.
    cp.GenerateInMemory = False

    ' Set the level at which the compiler 
    ' should start displaying warnings.
    cp.WarningLevel = 3

    ' Set whether to treat all warnings as errors.
    cp.TreatWarningsAsErrors = False

    ' Set compiler argument to optimize output.
    cp.CompilerOptions = "/optimize"

    ' Set a temporary files collection.
    ' The TempFileCollection stores the temporary files
    ' generated during a build in the current directory,
    ' and does not delete them after compilation.
    cp.TempFiles = New TempFileCollection(".", True)

    If provider.Supports(GeneratorSupport.EntryPointMethod) Then
        ' Specify the class that contains
        ' the main method of the executable.
        cp.MainClass = "Samples.Class1"
    End If


    If Directory.Exists("Resources") Then
        If provider.Supports(GeneratorSupport.Resources) Then
            ' Set the embedded resource file of the assembly.
            ' This is useful for culture-neutral resources,
            ' or default (fallback) resources.
            cp.EmbeddedResources.Add("Resources\Default.resources")

            ' Set the linked resource reference files of the assembly.
            ' These resources are included in separate assembly files,
            ' typically localized for a specific language and culture.
            cp.LinkedResources.Add("Resources\nb-no.resources")
        End If
    End If

    ' Invoke compilation.
    Dim cr As CompilerResults = _
        provider.CompileAssemblyFromFile(cp, sourceFile)

    If cr.Errors.Count > 0 Then
        ' Display compilation errors.
        Console.WriteLine("Errors building {0} into {1}", _
            sourceFile, cr.PathToAssembly)
        Dim ce As CompilerError
        For Each ce In cr.Errors
            Console.WriteLine("  {0}", ce.ToString())
            Console.WriteLine()
        Next ce
    Else
        Console.WriteLine("Source {0} built into {1} successfully.", _
            sourceFile, cr.PathToAssembly)
        Console.WriteLine("{0} temporary files created during the compilation.", _
                cp.TempFiles.Count.ToString())
    End If

    ' Return the results of compilation.
    If cr.Errors.Count > 0 Then
        Return False
    Else
        Return True
    End If
End Function 'CompileCode

Remarks

Embedded resources are built into the generated assembly output file. Including files through this property is similar to the /resource command-line argument supported by many of the .NET Framework compilers.

Not all compilers support .NET Framework resource files, so you should test for this support by calling the Supports method with the flag Resources.

Add one or more .NET Framework resource file paths to the returned StringCollection to embed the file resources in the compiled assembly. Adding a duplicate or invalid file path results in compilation errors; ensure that each string specifies a unique path to a valid .NET Framework resource file.

Use EmbeddedResources to include default or neutral culture .NET Framework resources for an assembly; use the LinkedResources property to reference .NET Framework resources in satellite assemblies.

Applies to

See also