Bug 35774 - ResourceManager can not read value from resource file
Summary: ResourceManager can not read value from resource file
Alias: None
Product: MonoMac
Classification: Desktop
Component: Bindings ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Hamons
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-11-10 23:52 UTC by BillXu
Modified: 2015-11-12 09:36 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

Mac Resource Issue (21.80 KB, application/zip)
2015-11-10 23:53 UTC, BillXu

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Description BillXu 2015-11-10 23:52:57 UTC
Hi Support Team,

We meet one issue for loading Mac resource with Xamarin. We have one resource file named Resource1.resx. It failed when loading one string from this resource file with below code. Please refer attachment sample to create this issue. Could you please give some advice to load resource? 

If you need any more information, please let me know that. Please check the codes as follow:
partial void loadResourceButtonClicked(MonoMac.Foundation.NSObject sender){
        var b = Resources1.ResourceManager;
        var name = b.GetString("Name1");
        resultLabel.StringValue = name;
    catch {
        resultLabel.StringValue = "Resource load failed.";

PS.We have attached the test project, please have a check.

Comment 1 BillXu 2015-11-10 23:53:59 UTC
Created attachment 13771 [details]
Mac Resource Issue
Comment 2 Chris Hamons 2015-11-12 09:36:16 UTC
If you look at the exception that you are catching:

Could not find any resources appropriate for the specified culture or the neutral culture.  Make sure "MacResourceTest.Resources1.resources" was correctly embedded or linked into assembly "MacResourceTest" at compile time, or that all the satellite assemblies required are loadable and fully signed.

It points out that you aren't correctly embedding your resource. If you swap your Resources1.resx to EmbeddedResource everything works.

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