AssemblyBuilder.AddResourceFile AssemblyBuilder.AddResourceFile AssemblyBuilder.AddResourceFile AssemblyBuilder.AddResourceFile Method

Definition

Adds an existing resource file to this assembly.

Overloads

AddResourceFile(String, String) AddResourceFile(String, String) AddResourceFile(String, String) AddResourceFile(String, String)

Adds an existing resource file to this assembly.

AddResourceFile(String, String, ResourceAttributes) AddResourceFile(String, String, ResourceAttributes) AddResourceFile(String, String, ResourceAttributes) AddResourceFile(String, String, ResourceAttributes)

Adds an existing resource file to this assembly.

AddResourceFile(String, String) AddResourceFile(String, String) AddResourceFile(String, String) AddResourceFile(String, String)

Adds an existing resource file to this assembly.

public:
 void AddResourceFile(System::String ^ name, System::String ^ fileName);
public void AddResourceFile (string name, string fileName);
member this.AddResourceFile : string * string -> unit
Public Sub AddResourceFile (name As String, fileName As String)

Parameters

name
String String String String

The logical name of the resource.

fileName
String String String String

The physical file name (.resources file) to which the logical name is mapped. This should not include a path; the file must be in the same directory as the assembly to which it is added.

Exceptions

name has been previously defined.

-or-

There is another file in the assembly named fileName.

-or-

The length of name is zero.

-or-

The length of fileName is zero, or if fileName includes a path.

The caller does not have the required permission.

Examples

The following code sample demonstrates how to attach a resource file to a dynamically created assembly, using AddResourceFile.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Threading;
using namespace System::Reflection;
using namespace System::Reflection::Emit;
ref class AsmBuilderGetFileDemo
{
public:
   static String^ myResourceFileName = "MyResource.txt";
   static FileInfo^ CreateResourceFile()
   {
      FileInfo^ f = gcnew FileInfo( myResourceFileName );
      StreamWriter^ sw = f->CreateText();
      sw->WriteLine( "Hello, world!" );
      sw->Close();
      return f;
   }

   static AssemblyBuilder^ BuildDynAssembly()
   {
      String^ myAsmFileName = "MyAsm.dll";
      AppDomain^ myDomain = Thread::GetDomain();
      AssemblyName^ myAsmName = gcnew AssemblyName;
      myAsmName->Name = "MyDynamicAssembly";
      AssemblyBuilder^ myAsmBuilder = myDomain->DefineDynamicAssembly( myAsmName, AssemblyBuilderAccess::RunAndSave );
      myAsmBuilder->AddResourceFile( "MyResource", myResourceFileName );
      
      // To confirm that the resource file has been added to the manifest,
      // we will save the assembly as MyAsm.dll. You can view the manifest
      // and confirm the presence of the resource file by running
      // "ildasm MyAsm.dll" from the prompt in the directory where you executed
      // the compiled code.
      myAsmBuilder->Save( myAsmFileName );
      return myAsmBuilder;
   }

};

int main()
{
   FileStream^ myResourceFS = nullptr;
   AsmBuilderGetFileDemo::CreateResourceFile();
   Console::WriteLine( "The contents of MyResource.txt, via GetFile:" );
   AssemblyBuilder^ myAsm = AsmBuilderGetFileDemo::BuildDynAssembly();
   try
   {
      myResourceFS = myAsm->GetFile( AsmBuilderGetFileDemo::myResourceFileName );
   }
   catch ( NotSupportedException^ ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "---" );
      Console::WriteLine( "System::Reflection::Emit::AssemblyBuilder::GetFile\nis not supported in this SDK build." );
      Console::WriteLine( "The file data will now be retrieved directly, via a new FileStream." );
      Console::WriteLine( "---" );
      myResourceFS = gcnew FileStream( AsmBuilderGetFileDemo::myResourceFileName,FileMode::Open );
   }

   StreamReader^ sr = gcnew StreamReader( myResourceFS,System::Text::Encoding::ASCII );
   Console::WriteLine( sr->ReadToEnd() );
   sr->Close();
}


using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Threading;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Reflection.Emit;

class AsmBuilderGetFileDemo

{
   private static string myResourceFileName = "MyResource.txt";

   private static FileInfo CreateResourceFile() 
   {

        FileInfo f = new FileInfo(myResourceFileName); 
    StreamWriter sw = f.CreateText();

    sw.WriteLine("Hello, world!");

    sw.Close();

    return f;

   }

   private static AssemblyBuilder BuildDynAssembly()
   {

    string myAsmFileName = "MyAsm.dll";
    
    AppDomain myDomain = Thread.GetDomain();
    AssemblyName myAsmName = new AssemblyName();
    myAsmName.Name = "MyDynamicAssembly";	

    AssemblyBuilder myAsmBuilder = myDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly(
                        myAsmName,
                        AssemblyBuilderAccess.RunAndSave);

    myAsmBuilder.AddResourceFile("MyResource", myResourceFileName);

    // To confirm that the resource file has been added to the manifest,
    // we will save the assembly as MyAsm.dll. You can view the manifest
    // and confirm the presence of the resource file by running 
    // "ildasm MyAsm.dll" from the prompt in the directory where you executed
    // the compiled code. 

    myAsmBuilder.Save(myAsmFileName);	

    return myAsmBuilder;

   }

   public static void Main() 
   {

    FileStream myResourceFS = null;

    CreateResourceFile();

    Console.WriteLine("The contents of MyResource.txt, via GetFile:");

    AssemblyBuilder myAsm = BuildDynAssembly();

    try 
        {
       myResourceFS = myAsm.GetFile(myResourceFileName);
        }
    catch (NotSupportedException)
    {
       Console.WriteLine("---");
       Console.WriteLine("System.Reflection.Emit.AssemblyBuilder.GetFile\nis not supported " +
                 "in this SDK build.");
       Console.WriteLine("The file data will now be retrieved directly, via a new FileStream.");
       Console.WriteLine("---");
       myResourceFS = new FileStream(myResourceFileName, 
                     FileMode.Open);
    }
     
    StreamReader sr = new StreamReader(myResourceFS, System.Text.Encoding.ASCII);
    Console.WriteLine(sr.ReadToEnd());
    sr.Close();

   }

}


Imports System.IO
Imports System.Threading
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.Reflection.Emit

 _

Class AsmBuilderGetFileDemo
   
   Private Shared myResourceFileName As String = "MyResource.txt"
   
   
   Private Shared Function CreateResourceFile() As FileInfo
      
      Dim f As New FileInfo(myResourceFileName)
      Dim sw As StreamWriter = f.CreateText()
      
      sw.WriteLine("Hello, world!")
      
      sw.Close()
      
      Return f

   End Function 'CreateResourceFile
    
   
   Private Shared Function BuildDynAssembly() As AssemblyBuilder
      
      Dim myAsmFileName As String = "MyAsm.dll"
      
      Dim myDomain As AppDomain = Thread.GetDomain()
      Dim myAsmName As New AssemblyName()
      myAsmName.Name = "MyDynamicAssembly"
      
      Dim myAsmBuilder As AssemblyBuilder = myDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly(myAsmName, _
                        AssemblyBuilderAccess.RunAndSave)
      
      myAsmBuilder.AddResourceFile("MyResource", myResourceFileName)
      
      ' To confirm that the resource file has been added to the manifest,
      ' we will save the assembly as MyAsm.dll. You can view the manifest
      ' and confirm the presence of the resource file by running 
      ' "ildasm MyAsm.dll" from the prompt in the directory where you executed
      ' the compiled code. 
      myAsmBuilder.Save(myAsmFileName)
      
      Return myAsmBuilder

   End Function 'BuildDynAssembly
    
   
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      
      Dim myResourceFS As FileStream = Nothing
      
      CreateResourceFile()
      
      Console.WriteLine("The contents of MyResource.txt, via GetFile:")
      
      Dim myAsm As AssemblyBuilder = BuildDynAssembly()
      
      Try

         myResourceFS = myAsm.GetFile(myResourceFileName)

      Catch nsException As NotSupportedException
     
     Console.WriteLine("---")
     Console.WriteLine("System.Reflection.Emit.AssemblyBuilder.GetFile is not supported " + _
                 "in this SDK build.")
     Console.WriteLine("The file data will now be retrieved directly, via a new FileStream.")
     Console.WriteLine("---")
     myResourceFS = New FileStream(myResourceFileName, FileMode.Open) 

      End Try
      
      Dim sr As New StreamReader(myResourceFS, System.Text.Encoding.ASCII)
      Console.WriteLine(sr.ReadToEnd())
      sr.Close()

   End Sub

End Class

Remarks

fileName should not be the same as that of any other persistable module, standalone managed resource, or the standalone manifest file.

The managed resources in the file are assumed to be public.

The specified resource file must be in the directory where the assembly will be saved.

Note

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1, this member no longer requires ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.ReflectionEmit flag. (See Security Issues in Reflection Emit.) To use this functionality, your application should target the .NET Framework 3.5 or later.

Security

ReflectionPermission
when invoked late-bound through mechanisms such as InvokeMember(String, BindingFlags, Binder, Object, Object[], ParameterModifier[], CultureInfo, String[]). Associated enumeration: MemberAccess.

FileIOPermission
The FileIOPermissionAccess.Read permission is needed to access the resource file resourceFileName.

AddResourceFile(String, String, ResourceAttributes) AddResourceFile(String, String, ResourceAttributes) AddResourceFile(String, String, ResourceAttributes) AddResourceFile(String, String, ResourceAttributes)

Adds an existing resource file to this assembly.

public:
 void AddResourceFile(System::String ^ name, System::String ^ fileName, System::Reflection::ResourceAttributes attribute);
public void AddResourceFile (string name, string fileName, System.Reflection.ResourceAttributes attribute);
member this.AddResourceFile : string * string * System.Reflection.ResourceAttributes -> unit
Public Sub AddResourceFile (name As String, fileName As String, attribute As ResourceAttributes)

Parameters

name
String String String String

The logical name of the resource.

fileName
String String String String

The physical file name (.resources file) to which the logical name is mapped. This should not include a path; the file must be in the same directory as the assembly to which it is added.

Exceptions

name has been previously defined.

-or-

There is another file in the assembly named fileName.

-or-

The length of name is zero or if the length of fileName is zero.

-or-

fileName includes a path.

The caller does not have the required permission.

Examples

The following code sample demonstrates how to attach a resource file to a dynamically created assembly, using AddResourceFile.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::IO;
using namespace System::Threading;
using namespace System::Reflection;
using namespace System::Reflection::Emit;
ref class AsmBuilderGetFileDemo
{
public:
   static String^ myResourceFileName = "MyResource.txt";
   static FileInfo^ CreateResourceFile()
   {
      FileInfo^ f = gcnew FileInfo( myResourceFileName );
      StreamWriter^ sw = f->CreateText();
      sw->WriteLine( "Hello, world!" );
      sw->Close();
      return f;
   }

   static AssemblyBuilder^ BuildDynAssembly()
   {
      String^ myAsmFileName = "MyAsm.dll";
      AppDomain^ myDomain = Thread::GetDomain();
      AssemblyName^ myAsmName = gcnew AssemblyName;
      myAsmName->Name = "MyDynamicAssembly";
      AssemblyBuilder^ myAsmBuilder = myDomain->DefineDynamicAssembly( myAsmName, AssemblyBuilderAccess::RunAndSave );
      myAsmBuilder->AddResourceFile( "MyResource", myResourceFileName );
      
      // To confirm that the resource file has been added to the manifest,
      // we will save the assembly as MyAsm.dll. You can view the manifest
      // and confirm the presence of the resource file by running
      // "ildasm MyAsm.dll" from the prompt in the directory where you executed
      // the compiled code.
      myAsmBuilder->Save( myAsmFileName );
      return myAsmBuilder;
   }

};

int main()
{
   FileStream^ myResourceFS = nullptr;
   AsmBuilderGetFileDemo::CreateResourceFile();
   Console::WriteLine( "The contents of MyResource.txt, via GetFile:" );
   AssemblyBuilder^ myAsm = AsmBuilderGetFileDemo::BuildDynAssembly();
   try
   {
      myResourceFS = myAsm->GetFile( AsmBuilderGetFileDemo::myResourceFileName );
   }
   catch ( NotSupportedException^ ) 
   {
      Console::WriteLine( "---" );
      Console::WriteLine( "System::Reflection::Emit::AssemblyBuilder::GetFile\nis not supported in this SDK build." );
      Console::WriteLine( "The file data will now be retrieved directly, via a new FileStream." );
      Console::WriteLine( "---" );
      myResourceFS = gcnew FileStream( AsmBuilderGetFileDemo::myResourceFileName,FileMode::Open );
   }

   StreamReader^ sr = gcnew StreamReader( myResourceFS,System::Text::Encoding::ASCII );
   Console::WriteLine( sr->ReadToEnd() );
   sr->Close();
}


using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Threading;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Reflection.Emit;

class AsmBuilderGetFileDemo

{
   private static string myResourceFileName = "MyResource.txt";

   private static FileInfo CreateResourceFile() 
   {

        FileInfo f = new FileInfo(myResourceFileName); 
    StreamWriter sw = f.CreateText();

    sw.WriteLine("Hello, world!");

    sw.Close();

    return f;

   }

   private static AssemblyBuilder BuildDynAssembly()
   {

    string myAsmFileName = "MyAsm.dll";
    
    AppDomain myDomain = Thread.GetDomain();
    AssemblyName myAsmName = new AssemblyName();
    myAsmName.Name = "MyDynamicAssembly";	

    AssemblyBuilder myAsmBuilder = myDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly(
                        myAsmName,
                        AssemblyBuilderAccess.RunAndSave);

    myAsmBuilder.AddResourceFile("MyResource", myResourceFileName);

    // To confirm that the resource file has been added to the manifest,
    // we will save the assembly as MyAsm.dll. You can view the manifest
    // and confirm the presence of the resource file by running 
    // "ildasm MyAsm.dll" from the prompt in the directory where you executed
    // the compiled code. 

    myAsmBuilder.Save(myAsmFileName);	

    return myAsmBuilder;

   }

   public static void Main() 
   {

    FileStream myResourceFS = null;

    CreateResourceFile();

    Console.WriteLine("The contents of MyResource.txt, via GetFile:");

    AssemblyBuilder myAsm = BuildDynAssembly();

    try 
        {
       myResourceFS = myAsm.GetFile(myResourceFileName);
        }
    catch (NotSupportedException)
    {
       Console.WriteLine("---");
       Console.WriteLine("System.Reflection.Emit.AssemblyBuilder.GetFile\nis not supported " +
                 "in this SDK build.");
       Console.WriteLine("The file data will now be retrieved directly, via a new FileStream.");
       Console.WriteLine("---");
       myResourceFS = new FileStream(myResourceFileName, 
                     FileMode.Open);
    }
     
    StreamReader sr = new StreamReader(myResourceFS, System.Text.Encoding.ASCII);
    Console.WriteLine(sr.ReadToEnd());
    sr.Close();

   }

}


Imports System.IO
Imports System.Threading
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.Reflection.Emit

 _

Class AsmBuilderGetFileDemo
   
   Private Shared myResourceFileName As String = "MyResource.txt"
   
   
   Private Shared Function CreateResourceFile() As FileInfo
      
      Dim f As New FileInfo(myResourceFileName)
      Dim sw As StreamWriter = f.CreateText()
      
      sw.WriteLine("Hello, world!")
      
      sw.Close()
      
      Return f

   End Function 'CreateResourceFile
    
   
   Private Shared Function BuildDynAssembly() As AssemblyBuilder
      
      Dim myAsmFileName As String = "MyAsm.dll"
      
      Dim myDomain As AppDomain = Thread.GetDomain()
      Dim myAsmName As New AssemblyName()
      myAsmName.Name = "MyDynamicAssembly"
      
      Dim myAsmBuilder As AssemblyBuilder = myDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly(myAsmName, _
                        AssemblyBuilderAccess.RunAndSave)
      
      myAsmBuilder.AddResourceFile("MyResource", myResourceFileName)
      
      ' To confirm that the resource file has been added to the manifest,
      ' we will save the assembly as MyAsm.dll. You can view the manifest
      ' and confirm the presence of the resource file by running 
      ' "ildasm MyAsm.dll" from the prompt in the directory where you executed
      ' the compiled code. 
      myAsmBuilder.Save(myAsmFileName)
      
      Return myAsmBuilder

   End Function 'BuildDynAssembly
    
   
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      
      Dim myResourceFS As FileStream = Nothing
      
      CreateResourceFile()
      
      Console.WriteLine("The contents of MyResource.txt, via GetFile:")
      
      Dim myAsm As AssemblyBuilder = BuildDynAssembly()
      
      Try

         myResourceFS = myAsm.GetFile(myResourceFileName)

      Catch nsException As NotSupportedException
     
     Console.WriteLine("---")
     Console.WriteLine("System.Reflection.Emit.AssemblyBuilder.GetFile is not supported " + _
                 "in this SDK build.")
     Console.WriteLine("The file data will now be retrieved directly, via a new FileStream.")
     Console.WriteLine("---")
     myResourceFS = New FileStream(myResourceFileName, FileMode.Open) 

      End Try
      
      Dim sr As New StreamReader(myResourceFS, System.Text.Encoding.ASCII)
      Console.WriteLine(sr.ReadToEnd())
      sr.Close()

   End Sub

End Class

Remarks

fileName should not be the same as that of any other persistable module, standalone managed resource, or the standalone manifest file.

Attributes can be specified for the managed resource.

The specified resource file must be in the directory where the assembly will be saved.

Note

Starting with the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1, this member no longer requires ReflectionPermission with the ReflectionPermissionFlag.ReflectionEmit flag. (See Security Issues in Reflection Emit.) To use this functionality, your application should target the .NET Framework 3.5 or later.

Security

ReflectionPermission
when invoked late-bound through mechanisms such as InvokeMember(String, BindingFlags, Binder, Object, Object[], ParameterModifier[], CultureInfo, String[]). Associated enumeration: MemberAccess.

FileIOPermission
The FileIOPermissionAccess.Read permission is needed to access the resource file resourceFileName.

Applies to