AssemblyBuilder.DefineUnmanagedResource AssemblyBuilder.DefineUnmanagedResource AssemblyBuilder.DefineUnmanagedResource AssemblyBuilder.DefineUnmanagedResource Method

Definition

Defines an unmanaged resource for this assembly.

Overloads

DefineUnmanagedResource(String) DefineUnmanagedResource(String) DefineUnmanagedResource(String) DefineUnmanagedResource(String)

Defines an unmanaged resource file for this assembly given the name of the resource file.

DefineUnmanagedResource(Byte[]) DefineUnmanagedResource(Byte[]) DefineUnmanagedResource(Byte[]) DefineUnmanagedResource(Byte[])

Defines an unmanaged resource for this assembly as an opaque blob of bytes.

DefineUnmanagedResource(String) DefineUnmanagedResource(String) DefineUnmanagedResource(String) DefineUnmanagedResource(String)

Defines an unmanaged resource file for this assembly given the name of the resource file.

public:
 void DefineUnmanagedResource(System::String ^ resourceFileName);
public void DefineUnmanagedResource (string resourceFileName);
member this.DefineUnmanagedResource : string -> unit
Public Sub DefineUnmanagedResource (resourceFileName As String)

Parameters

resourceFileName
String String String String

The name of the resource file.

Exceptions

An unmanaged resource was previously defined.

-or-

The file resourceFileName is not readable.

-or-

resourceFileName is the empty string ("").

resourceFileName is not found.

-or-

resourceFileName is a directory.

The caller does not have the required permission.

Examples

The example below demonstrates a call to DefineUnmanagedResource, passing an external resource file.

void main()
{
   AssemblyBuilder^ myAssembly = CreateAssembly("MyEmitTestAssembly");
   
   // Defines a standalone managed resource for this assembly.
   IResourceWriter^ myResourceWriter = 
      myAssembly->DefineResource( "myResourceFile", "A sample Resource File", 
         "MyAssemblyResource.resources", ResourceAttributes::Private );

   myResourceWriter->AddResource( "AddResource Test", "Testing for the added resource" );

   myAssembly->Save(myAssembly->GetName()->Name + ".dll" );
   
   // Defines an unmanaged resource file for this assembly.
   myAssembly->DefineUnmanagedResource(  "MyAssemblyResource.resources" );
};

   internal static void Main()
   {
      AssemblyBuilder myAssembly = CreateAssembly("MyEmitTestAssembly");

      // Defines a standalone managed resource for this assembly.
      IResourceWriter myResourceWriter = myAssembly.DefineResource("myResourceFile",
         "A sample Resource File", "MyAssemblyResource.resources", 
         ResourceAttributes.Private);

      myResourceWriter.AddResource("AddResource Test", "Testing for the added resource");

      myAssembly.Save(myAssembly.GetName().Name + ".dll");

      // Defines an unmanaged resource file for this assembly.
      myAssembly.DefineUnmanagedResource("MyAssemblyResource.resources");
   }

   private static AssemblyBuilder CreateAssembly(string name)
   {
      AssemblyName aName = new AssemblyName(name);
      AssemblyBuilder myAssembly = 
         AppDomain.CurrentDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly(aName,
            AssemblyBuilderAccess.Save);

      // Define a dynamic module.
      ModuleBuilder myModule = 
         myAssembly.DefineDynamicModule(aName.Name, aName.Name + ".dll");

      // Define a public class named "EmitClass" in the assembly.
      TypeBuilder myEmitClass = myModule.DefineType("EmitClass", TypeAttributes.Public);

      // Define the Display method.
      MethodBuilder myMethod = myEmitClass.DefineMethod("Display",
         MethodAttributes.Public, typeof(String), null);

      // Generate IL for Display method.
      ILGenerator methodIL = myMethod.GetILGenerator();
      methodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ldstr, "Display method gets called.");
      methodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ret);

      myEmitClass.CreateType();

      return(myAssembly);
   }
}
Friend Shared Sub Main()
   Dim myAssembly As AssemblyBuilder = _
       CreateAssembly("MyEmitTestAssembly")
   
   ' Defines a standalone managed resource for this assembly.
   Dim myResourceWriter As IResourceWriter = _
      myAssembly.DefineResource("myResourceFile", _
         "A sample Resource File", "MyAssemblyResource.resources", _
         ResourceAttributes.Private)

   myResourceWriter.AddResource("AddResource Test", "Testing for the added resource")

   myAssembly.Save(myAssembly.GetName().Name & ".dll")
   
   ' Defines an unmanaged resource file for this assembly.
   myAssembly.DefineUnmanagedResource("MyAssemblyResource.resources")

End Sub 

Private Shared Function CreateAssembly(ByVal name As String) As AssemblyBuilder

   Dim aName As New AssemblyName(name)

   Dim myAssembly As AssemblyBuilder = _
      AppDomain.CurrentDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly(aName, _
         AssemblyBuilderAccess.Save)
   
   ' Define a dynamic module.
   Dim myModule As ModuleBuilder = _
      myAssembly.DefineDynamicModule(aName.Name, aName.Name & ".dll")

   ' Define a public class named "EmitClass" in the assembly.
   Dim myEmitClass As TypeBuilder = _
      myModule.DefineType("EmitClass", TypeAttributes.Public)
   
   ' Define the Display method.
   Dim myMethod As MethodBuilder = _
      myEmitClass.DefineMethod("Display", MethodAttributes.Public, _
                                             GetType(String), Nothing)
   
   ' Generate IL for Display method.
   Dim methodIL As ILGenerator = myMethod.GetILGenerator()
   methodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ldstr, "Display method get called.")
   methodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ret)
   
   myEmitClass.CreateType()

   Return myAssembly

End Function 

Remarks

An assembly can be associated with only one unmanaged resource. This means that calling DefineVersionInfoResource or DefineUnmanagedResource after either one of the methods was called previously will throw the System.ArgumentException. Multiple unmanaged resources need to be merged with a tool such as the Microsoft ResMerge utility (not supplied with the common language runtime).

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.

DefineUnmanagedResource(Byte[]) DefineUnmanagedResource(Byte[]) DefineUnmanagedResource(Byte[]) DefineUnmanagedResource(Byte[])

Defines an unmanaged resource for this assembly as an opaque blob of bytes.

public:
 void DefineUnmanagedResource(cli::array <System::Byte> ^ resource);
public void DefineUnmanagedResource (byte[] resource);
member this.DefineUnmanagedResource : byte[] -> unit
Public Sub DefineUnmanagedResource (resource As Byte())

Parameters

resource
Byte[]

The opaque blob of bytes representing the unmanaged resource.

Exceptions

An unmanaged resource was previously defined.

The caller does not have the required permission.

Examples

The following code sample creates and attaches an array of bytes representing an unmanaged resource to a dynamic assembly, using DefineUnmanagedResource.

/*
   The following program demonstrates the 'DefineResource' and 'DefineUnmanagedResource'
   methods of 'AssemblyBuilder' class. It builds an assembly and a resource file at runtime.
   An unmanaged resource file is also defined for the same resource file. The EmittedTest2.cpp file
   calls the methods of "MyEmitAssembly.dll" assembly and the message is displayed to console.
*/
using namespace System;
using namespace System::Threading;
using namespace System::Reflection;
using namespace System::Reflection::Emit;
using namespace System::Resources;

   static AssemblyBuilder^ CreateAssembly( String^ name )
   {
      AssemblyName^ aName = gcnew AssemblyName(name);
      AssemblyBuilder^ myAssembly = 
         AppDomain::CurrentDomain->DefineDynamicAssembly( aName, 
            AssemblyBuilderAccess::Save );
      
      // Define a dynamic module.
      ModuleBuilder^ myModule = 
         myAssembly->DefineDynamicModule( aName->Name, aName->Name + ".dll" );
      
      // Define a public class named "EmitClass" in the assembly.
      TypeBuilder^ myEmitClass = 
         myModule->DefineType( "EmitClass", TypeAttributes::Public );
      
      // Define the Display method.
      MethodBuilder^ myMethod = 
         myEmitClass->DefineMethod( "Display", MethodAttributes::Public, 
            String::typeid, nullptr );
      
      // Generate IL for Display method.
      ILGenerator^ methodIL = myMethod->GetILGenerator();
      methodIL->Emit( OpCodes::Ldstr, "Display method gets called." );
      methodIL->Emit( OpCodes::Ret );
      
      myEmitClass->CreateType();

      return (myAssembly);
   };

   void main()
   {
      AssemblyBuilder^ myAssembly = CreateAssembly("MyEmitTestAssembly");
      
      // Defines a standalone managed resource for this assembly.
      IResourceWriter^ myResourceWriter = 
         myAssembly->DefineResource( "myResourceFile", "A sample Resource File", 
            "MyAssemblyResource.resources", ResourceAttributes::Private );

      myResourceWriter->AddResource( "AddResource Test", "Testing for the added resource" );

      myAssembly->Save(myAssembly->GetName()->Name + ".dll" );
      
      // Defines an unmanaged resource file for this assembly.
      myAssembly->DefineUnmanagedResource( gcnew array<Byte>{01, 00, 01} );
   };

using System;
using System.Threading;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Reflection.Emit;
using System.Resources;

public class MyAssemblyResource
{
   internal static void Main()
   {
      AssemblyBuilder myAssembly = CreateAssembly("MyEmitTestAssembly");

      // Defines a standalone managed resource for this assembly.
      IResourceWriter myResourceWriter = myAssembly.DefineResource("myResourceFile",
         "A sample Resource File", "MyAssemblyResource.resources", 
         ResourceAttributes.Private);

      myResourceWriter.AddResource("AddResource Test", "Testing for the added resource");

      myAssembly.Save(myAssembly.GetName().Name + ".dll");

      // Defines an unmanaged resource file for this assembly.
      myAssembly.DefineUnmanagedResource(new byte[]{01, 00, 01});
   }

   private static AssemblyBuilder CreateAssembly(string name)
   {
      AssemblyName aName = new AssemblyName(name);
      AssemblyBuilder myAssembly = 
         AppDomain.CurrentDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly(aName,
            AssemblyBuilderAccess.Save);

      // Define a dynamic module.
      ModuleBuilder myModule = 
         myAssembly.DefineDynamicModule(aName.Name, aName.Name + ".dll");

      // Define a public class named "EmitClass" in the assembly.
      TypeBuilder myEmitClass = myModule.DefineType("EmitClass", TypeAttributes.Public);

      // Define the Display method.
      MethodBuilder myMethod = myEmitClass.DefineMethod("Display",
         MethodAttributes.Public, typeof(String), null);

      // Generate IL for Display method.
      ILGenerator methodIL = myMethod.GetILGenerator();
      methodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ldstr, "Display method gets called.");
      methodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ret);

      myEmitClass.CreateType();

      return(myAssembly);
   }
}
Imports System.Threading
Imports System.Reflection
Imports System.Reflection.Emit
Imports System.Resources

Public Class MyAssemblyResource
   
   Friend Shared Sub Main()
      Dim myAssembly As AssemblyBuilder = _
          CreateAssembly("MyEmitTestAssembly")
      
      ' Defines a standalone managed resource for this assembly.
      Dim myResourceWriter As IResourceWriter = _
         myAssembly.DefineResource("myResourceFile", _
            "A sample Resource File", "MyAssemblyResource.resources", _
            ResourceAttributes.Private)

      myResourceWriter.AddResource("AddResource Test", "Testing for the added resource")

      myAssembly.Save(myAssembly.GetName().Name & ".dll")
      
      ' Defines an unmanaged resource file for this assembly.
      myAssembly.DefineUnmanagedResource(New Byte() {1, 0, 1})

   End Sub 
   
   Private Shared Function CreateAssembly(ByVal name As String) As AssemblyBuilder

      Dim aName As New AssemblyName(name)

      Dim myAssembly As AssemblyBuilder = _
         AppDomain.CurrentDomain.DefineDynamicAssembly(aName, _
            AssemblyBuilderAccess.Save)
      
      ' Define a dynamic module.
      Dim myModule As ModuleBuilder = _
         myAssembly.DefineDynamicModule(aName.Name, aName.Name & ".dll")

      ' Define a public class named "EmitClass" in the assembly.
      Dim myEmitClass As TypeBuilder = _
         myModule.DefineType("EmitClass", TypeAttributes.Public)
      
      ' Define the Display method.
      Dim myMethod As MethodBuilder = _
         myEmitClass.DefineMethod("Display", MethodAttributes.Public, _
                                                GetType(String), Nothing)
      
      ' Generate IL for Display method.
      Dim methodIL As ILGenerator = myMethod.GetILGenerator()
      methodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ldstr, "Display method get called.")
      methodIL.Emit(OpCodes.Ret)
      
      myEmitClass.CreateType()

      Return myAssembly

   End Function 
End Class 

Remarks

An assembly can be associated with only one unmanaged resource. This means that calling DefineVersionInfoResource or DefineUnmanagedResource after either one of the methods was called previously will throw the System.ArgumentException being throw. Multiple unmanaged resources need to be merged with a tool such as the Microsoft ResMerge utility (not supplied with the common language runtime).

Security

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

Applies to