C# alternative to Visual Basic .NET namespace My

I'm a VB.NET programmer, but I'm new to C# and now I'm working with C# project which uses local resource files (.resx).

Using VB.NET I can access to variables in resource file via <strong>My</strong>.Resources.< LocalResourceFile >.< MyVariable > . But in C# I can't find any alternatives for <strong>My</strong> namespace, but I still can access to resource if I replace <strong>My</strong> namespace with < MyProjectNamespace >.

Maybe there are any other way to access my local resources?


If you absolutely must use the equivalent of the My namespace, there is actually such a thing in C#. It is the Microsoft.VisualBasic.Devices.MyServices namespace. To use that, you must add a reference to Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll and add using Microsoft.VisualBasic.Devices; to your code file. For this route, see here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms173136.aspx

I would not, however recommend doing that. Instead, to access resources, you simply use MyNamespace.Properties.Resources like this:

namespace SomeNamespace { ... var myFile = SomeNamespace.Properties.Resources.MyFile; ... }


It still works the same way, just don't put "My.Resources" in front of the name. So if you added a .resx file named "Resource1" and put a string named "Foo" in the resource then the variable name is "Resource1.Foo".

If you put code in non-default namespaces then you may have to prefix it with the default project namespace. Like "WindowsFormsApplication1.Resource1.Foo". If you are lost then just look at the auto-generated code. In the Solution Explorer window open the node next to the .resx file and double-click the Designer.cs file. Don't edit it.


You can do this which is virtually the equivalent:

Bitmap image = Properties.Resources.picture000;


There is no built-in My namespace, but you can reference Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll and have it.

Check out: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms173136(v=vs.80).aspx


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