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.RESOURCES File Extension

File TypeVisual Studio Resource File

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What is a RESOURCES file?

File created by Visual Studio, a software development application created by Microsoft; may contain both strings and objects, but objects must be serializable; used for bundling and persisting application assets so they can be accessed in a standard way in Visual Studio programs.

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RESOURCES files can be accessed using the .NET Framework's System.Resource namespace. For example, the ResourceWriter class can be used to write resources into RESOURCES files.

NOTE: RESOURCES files are similar to .RESX files. However, only resources within RESOURCES files should be embedded into a runtime executable or compiled into a satellite assembly.

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Programs that open RESOURCES files

Updated 7/8/2010


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