Code Snippet: Adding a File to .net Resource

Last few days, I was thinking to jot down all the code snippet that I used very frequently.  Here comes the first one –

Today’s post will be covering a simple aspect of every .net project where one has to add files in Resource and get it from there for further processing.

To Add & Get the file from the resource , we have to –

1. Select the file that we want to put in the resource –



And from the property window, set the Build Action = “Embedded Resource”.


2. To get file from the resource, we have to write following few lines of codes –



In this code snippet , as we can see , I am getting the resource from the Assembly Menifest and returning it as XmlReader to the caller as –



And we are done.


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