Programmatically verify resources in a DLL

I had a requirement recently to be able to programmatically check certain resources were contained in a set of (native) DLL resource files. The idea behind this was to add some post-build automated engineering checks to our existing automated test suite, e.g. ensuring resources for all the required languages have been injected correctly.

I wanted to write a simple C# application to perform these checks. I came accross this handy library which contained functions for almost all the functionality I required:


Using this, we can perform functions such as importing resources, loading strings, and even injecting new resources.

For example, here’s how you could retrieve all languages contained in a resource DLL:

string file = "resource.dll";
RawResourceFile resFile = new RawResourceFile();

for (int i = 0; i < resFile.Languages.Count; i++) { Console.WriteLine("Language: " + resFile.Languages[i]); }

Download the library and take a look, it can save you lots of time if you need to perform any checks/actions on DLL file.