ResXResourceReader.GetEnumerator Method

Definition

Returns an enumerator for the current ResXResourceReader object.

public:
 virtual System::Collections::IDictionaryEnumerator ^ GetEnumerator();
public System.Collections.IDictionaryEnumerator GetEnumerator ();
abstract member GetEnumerator : unit -> System.Collections.IDictionaryEnumerator
override this.GetEnumerator : unit -> System.Collections.IDictionaryEnumerator
Public Function GetEnumerator () As IDictionaryEnumerator

Returns

IDictionaryEnumerator

An enumerator for the current ResourceReader object.

Implements

Examples

The following example uses the GetEnumerator method to obtain an IDictionaryEnumerator object that is used to enumerate the resources in a .resx file. The example includes a CreateResourceFile routine that creates the necessary resource file.

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Resources;

public class Example
{
   private const string resxFilename = @".\CountryHeaders.resx";
    
   public static void Main()
   {
      // Create a resource file to read.
      CreateResourceFile();
      
      // Enumerate the resources in the file.
      ResXResourceReader rr = new ResXResourceReader(resxFilename);
      IDictionaryEnumerator dict = rr.GetEnumerator();
      while (dict.MoveNext())
         Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", dict.Key, dict.Value);   
   }

   private static void CreateResourceFile()
   {
      ResXResourceWriter rw = new ResXResourceWriter(resxFilename);
      string[] resNames = {"Country", "Population", "Area", 
                           "Capital", "LCity" };
      string[] columnHeaders = { "Country Name", "Population (2010}", 
                                 "Area", "Capital", "Largest City" };
      string[] comments = { "The localized country name", "", 
                            "The area in square miles", "", 
                            "The largest city based on 2010 data" };
      rw.AddResource("Title", "Country Information");
      rw.AddResource("nColumns", resNames.Length);
      for (int ctr = 0; ctr < resNames.Length; ctr++) {
         ResXDataNode node = new ResXDataNode(resNames[ctr], columnHeaders[ctr]);
         node.Comment = comments[ctr];
         rw.AddResource(node);
      }
      rw.Generate();
      rw.Close();
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       Title: Country Information
//       nColumns: 5
//       Country: Country Name
//       Population: Population (2010}
//       Area: Area
//       Capital: Capital
//       LCity: Largest City
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Resources

Module Example
   Private Const resxFilename As String = ".\CountryHeaders.resx"
     
   Public Sub Main()
      ' Create a resource file to read.
      CreateResourceFile()
      
      ' Enumerate the resources in the file.
      Dim rr As New ResXResourceReader(resxFilename)
      Dim dict As IDictionaryEnumerator = rr.GetEnumerator()
      Do While dict.MoveNext()
         Console.WriteLine("{0}: {1}", dict.Key, dict.Value)   
      Loop
   End Sub
   
   Private Sub CreateResourceFile()
      Dim rw As New ResxResourceWriter(resxFilename)
      Dim resNames() As String = {"Country", "Population", "Area", 
                                  "Capital", "LCity" }
      Dim columnHeaders() As String = { "Country Name", "Population (2010}", 
                                        "Area", "Capital", "Largest City" }
      Dim comments() As String = { "The localized country name", "", 
                                   "The area in square miles", "", 
                                   "The largest city based on 2010 data" }
      rw.AddResource("Title", "Country Information")
      rw.AddResource("nColumns", resNames.Length)
      For ctr As Integer = 0 To resNames.Length - 1
         Dim node As New ResXDataNode(resNames(ctr), columnHeaders(ctr))
         node.Comment = comments(ctr)
         rw.AddResource(node)
      Next
      rw.Generate()
      rw.Close()
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       Title: Country Information
'       nColumns: 5
'       Country: Country Name
'       Population: Population (2010}
'       Area: Area
'       Capital: Capital
'       LCity: Largest City

Remarks

The GetEnumerator method retrieves the name/value pairs in the XML resource (.resx) stream or string associated with the current ResXResourceReader object. However, if the UseResXDataNodes property is set to true before you call GetEnumerator, the resource items are retrieved as ResXDataNode objects. In this case, all resource nodes are returned regardless of type.

Applies to