Is there a way to have the Visual Studio .NET IDE automatically compile a text file into a resource file (.resource)...
and then have it embedded in a project's output assembly? I know the IDE has support for ResX files, but I'd like to use plain text files instead.
As it stands right now, I just create reference to a .resource file and, when I need to update that file, drop to the command-line and run resgen on the source text-file. I just wish there was an easier way.
Would this require the creation of a VS.NET add-in?
Actually, it's quite easy to do what you want. After you add the text file to the project, do the following in the properties for that project.
- Set the Build Action to Embedded Resource.
- In the Custom Tool field, type in RESGEN.
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