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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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30.1. Understanding the WPF Resource System

Our first task is to examine the topic of embedding and accessing application resources. WPF supports two flavors of resources. The first is a binary resource, and this category typically includes items most programmers consider a resource in the traditional sense (embedded image files or sound clips, icons used by the application, and so on).

The second flavor, termed object resources or logical resources, represents a named .NET object that can be packaged and reused throughout the application. While any .NET object can be packaged as an object resource, logical resources are particularly helpful when working with graphical data of any sort, given that you can define commonly used graphic primitives ...

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