C# – How to discover the “path” of an embedded resource

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I am storing a PNG as an embedded resource in an assembly. From within the same assembly I have some code like this:

Bitmap image = new Bitmap(typeof(MyClass), "Resources.file.png");

The file, named "file.png" is stored in the "Resources" folder (within Visual Studio), and is marked as an embedded resource.

The code fails with an exception saying:

Resource MyNamespace.Resources.file.png cannot be found in class MyNamespace.MyClass

I have identical code (in a different assembly, loading a different resource) which works. So I know the technique is sound. My problem is I end up spending a lot of time trying to figure out what the correct path is. If I could simply query (eg. in the debugger) the assembly to find the correct path, that would save me a load of headaches.

Best Solution

This will get you a string array of all the resources:

System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetManifestResourceNames();