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How to extract image from a dll?

This is not exactly a WPF question, but rather a generic C# question.


I have a DLL with multiple png images added as resources. I can easily access those images in wpf when I know the full path, but I would like to add a browsing

functionality which will let me browse through all the images.

I know how to extrac class information from an assembly through reflection, but how can I obtain the embedded resources?, is this at all possible through .NET or do I have to look into using some Win32 APIs for this ?





3 Answers Found


Answer 1

1) Getting image  names from dll  as a list


2) Retrieving an embedded  image from a DLL


3) Embedded Image Resources


Show all embedded resources:

Assembly myAssembly = Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly();
string[] names = myAssembly.GetManifestResourceNames();
foreach (string name in names)
    Console.WriteLine( name );

These links might help you.



Answer 2

I had already tried the GetManifestResrouceNames and it does not return the names of the images.

I will take a look at the other links



Answer 3

ahh - this from your first link was exactly what I was looking for

  public static List<string> GetImageList(Assembly assembly)
   System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture = System.Threading.Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture;
   string resourceName = assembly.GetName().Name + ".g";
   System.Resources.ResourceManager rm = new System.Resources.ResourceManager(resourceName, assembly);
   System.Resources.ResourceSet resourceSet = rm.GetResourceSet(culture, true, true);
   List<string> resources  = new List<string>();
   foreach (DictionaryEntry resource in resourceSet)
   return resources;



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