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How to get string resource with property RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a string resource "button.Content" in resources file, but how to get its value from code behind?

    Tried

    new ResourceLoader().GetString("button") and new ResourceLoader().GetString(@"button.Content") but neither worked.

    Thanks.

    Sunday, August 18, 2013 1:27 PM

Answers

  • See How to load string resources

    If you need more help you will need to provide more details. In what way didn't it work? Are the "button" and "button.Contents" resources defined in you resource file? Sharing a SkyDrive link to a minimal sample project demonstrating the problem would be very helpful.

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by Anne Jing Thursday, August 22, 2013 8:17 AM
    Sunday, August 18, 2013 3:42 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • See How to load string resources

    If you need more help you will need to provide more details. In what way didn't it work? Are the "button" and "button.Contents" resources defined in you resource file? Sharing a SkyDrive link to a minimal sample project demonstrating the problem would be very helpful.

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by Anne Jing Thursday, August 22, 2013 8:17 AM
    Sunday, August 18, 2013 3:42 PM
    Moderator
  • Here is the code:

    Resources.resw: under Strings/en-US:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <root>
      <!-- 
        Microsoft ResX Schema 
        
        Version 2.0
        
        The primary goals of this format is to allow a simple XML format 
        that is mostly human readable. The generation and parsing of the 
        various data types are done through the TypeConverter classes 
        associated with the data types.
        
        Example:
        
        ... ado.net/XML headers & schema ...
        <resheader name="resmimetype">text/microsoft-resx</resheader>
        <resheader name="version">2.0</resheader>
        <resheader name="reader">System.Resources.ResXResourceReader, System.Windows.Forms, ...</resheader>
        <resheader name="writer">System.Resources.ResXResourceWriter, System.Windows.Forms, ...</resheader>
        <data name="Name1"><value>this is my long string</value><comment>this is a comment</comment></data>
        <data name="Color1" type="System.Drawing.Color, System.Drawing">Blue</data>
        <data name="Bitmap1" mimetype="application/x-microsoft.net.object.binary.base64">
            <value>[base64 mime encoded serialized .NET Framework object]</value>
        </data>
        <data name="Icon1" type="System.Drawing.Icon, System.Drawing" mimetype="application/x-microsoft.net.object.bytearray.base64">
            <value>[base64 mime encoded string representing a byte array form of the .NET Framework object]</value>
            <comment>This is a comment</comment>
        </data>
                    
        There are any number of "resheader" rows that contain simple 
        name/value pairs.
        
        Each data row contains a name, and value. The row also contains a 
        type or mimetype. Type corresponds to a .NET class that support 
        text/value conversion through the TypeConverter architecture. 
        Classes that don't support this are serialized and stored with the 
        mimetype set.
        
        The mimetype is used for serialized objects, and tells the 
        ResXResourceReader how to depersist the object. This is currently not 
        extensible. For a given mimetype the value must be set accordingly:
        
        Note - application/x-microsoft.net.object.binary.base64 is the format 
        that the ResXResourceWriter will generate, however the reader can 
        read any of the formats listed below.
        
        mimetype: application/x-microsoft.net.object.binary.base64
        value   : The object must be serialized with 
                : System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.BinaryFormatter
                : and then encoded with base64 encoding.
        
        mimetype: application/x-microsoft.net.object.soap.base64
        value   : The object must be serialized with 
                : System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Soap.SoapFormatter
                : and then encoded with base64 encoding.
    
        mimetype: application/x-microsoft.net.object.bytearray.base64
        value   : The object must be serialized into a byte array 
                : using a System.ComponentModel.TypeConverter
                : and then encoded with base64 encoding.
        -->
      <xsd:schema id="root" xmlns="" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:msdata="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xml-msdata">
        <xsd:import namespace="http://www.w3.org/XML/1998/namespace" />
        <xsd:element name="root" msdata:IsDataSet="true">
          <xsd:complexType>
            <xsd:choice maxOccurs="unbounded">
              <xsd:element name="metadata">
                <xsd:complexType>
                  <xsd:sequence>
                    <xsd:element name="value" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0" />
                  </xsd:sequence>
                  <xsd:attribute name="name" use="required" type="xsd:string" />
                  <xsd:attribute name="type" type="xsd:string" />
                  <xsd:attribute name="mimetype" type="xsd:string" />
                  <xsd:attribute ref="xml:space" />
                </xsd:complexType>
              </xsd:element>
              <xsd:element name="assembly">
                <xsd:complexType>
                  <xsd:attribute name="alias" type="xsd:string" />
                  <xsd:attribute name="name" type="xsd:string" />
                </xsd:complexType>
              </xsd:element>
              <xsd:element name="data">
                <xsd:complexType>
                  <xsd:sequence>
                    <xsd:element name="value" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0" msdata:Ordinal="1" />
                    <xsd:element name="comment" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0" msdata:Ordinal="2" />
                  </xsd:sequence>
                  <xsd:attribute name="name" type="xsd:string" use="required" msdata:Ordinal="1" />
                  <xsd:attribute name="type" type="xsd:string" msdata:Ordinal="3" />
                  <xsd:attribute name="mimetype" type="xsd:string" msdata:Ordinal="4" />
                  <xsd:attribute ref="xml:space" />
                </xsd:complexType>
              </xsd:element>
              <xsd:element name="resheader">
                <xsd:complexType>
                  <xsd:sequence>
                    <xsd:element name="value" type="xsd:string" minOccurs="0" msdata:Ordinal="1" />
                  </xsd:sequence>
                  <xsd:attribute name="name" type="xsd:string" use="required" />
                </xsd:complexType>
              </xsd:element>
            </xsd:choice>
          </xsd:complexType>
        </xsd:element>
      </xsd:schema>
      <resheader name="resmimetype">
        <value>text/microsoft-resx</value>
      </resheader>
      <resheader name="version">
        <value>2.0</value>
      </resheader>
      <resheader name="reader">
        <value>System.Resources.ResXResourceReader, System.Windows.Forms, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089</value>
      </resheader>
      <resheader name="writer">
        <value>System.Resources.ResXResourceWriter, System.Windows.Forms, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089</value>
      </resheader>
      <data name="String1" xml:space="preserve">
        <value>String without property</value>
      </data>
      <data name="String2.Text" xml:space="preserve">
        <value>String with property</value>
      </data>
    </root>

    MailPage.xaml:

    <Page
        x:Class="Hello.MainPage"
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
        xmlns:local="using:Hello"
        xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008"
        xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"
        mc:Ignorable="d">
    
        <Grid Background="{StaticResource ApplicationPageBackgroundThemeBrush}">
            <TextBlock x:Name="output"/>
        </Grid>
    </Page>
    

    MainPage.xaml.cs

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.IO;
    using System.Linq;
    using Windows.ApplicationModel.Resources;
    using Windows.Foundation;
    using Windows.Foundation.Collections;
    using Windows.UI.Xaml;
    using Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls;
    using Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.Primitives;
    using Windows.UI.Xaml.Data;
    using Windows.UI.Xaml.Input;
    using Windows.UI.Xaml.Media;
    using Windows.UI.Xaml.Navigation;
    
    // The Blank Page item template is documented at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=234238
    
    namespace Hello
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// An empty page that can be used on its own or navigated to within a Frame.
        /// </summary>
        public sealed partial class MainPage : Page
        {
            public MainPage()
            {
                this.InitializeComponent();
            }
    
            /// <summary>
            /// Invoked when this page is about to be displayed in a Frame.
            /// </summary>
            /// <param name="e">Event data that describes how this page was reached.  The Parameter
            /// property is typically used to configure the page.</param>
            protected override void OnNavigatedTo(NavigationEventArgs e)
            {
                string str = new ResourceLoader().GetString("String2");
    
                output.Text = str;
            }
        }
    }
    

    Basically I defined 2 strings in resources, String1 and String2.Text.

    From C#, string str = new ResourceLoader().GetString("String2"); gets nothing.

    How to get the String2 from code behind?

    Thanks.

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013 4:10 PM