Localization and Satellite Assemblies

At this point, you should have a good idea of how to create an assembly, what an assembly is, and how to program against it. In addition, you've seen how to embed resources such as XML files or images into the assembly and use the GetManifestResourceStream method to obtain a stream that can be used to view the resource. The next section of this chapter takes a look at what Visual Studio .NET calls assembly resource files.

An assembly resource file is essentially an XML file that contains resources. These resources can be strings, bitmaps, images, XML—whatever you like. To retrieve data from a resource file, you must supply a string identifier. When Visual Studio .NET has a .resx file, you can double-click ...

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