C# – What are the benefits of resource(.resx) files


What compelling reasons exist for using them?

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  • Resource files give you an easy way to localize/internationalize your .net applications by automatically determining which language resx file to use based on the user's locale. To add more languages, simply add another translated resource file.

  • Resource files give you a central location to store your strings, files and scripts and refer to them in a strongly-typed manner (so the compile will break if you reference them improperly).

  • Resource files can be compiled into satellite assemblies, making it easy to change up the resources in a production application without having to recompile the whole thing.