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Resources are .resx files with string values that we use for error messages and such. They live in src\<project>\resources folders.

At the moment dotnet cli doesn't support generating C# bindings (strongly typed resource files).

We are using our own Start-ResGen to generate them.

Usually it's called as part of the regular build with

Start-PSBuild -ResGen

If you see compilation errors related to resources, try to call Start-ResGen explicitly.


Editing .resx files

Don't edit .resx files from Visual Studio. It will try to create .cs files for you and you will get whole bunch of hard-to-understand errors.

To edit a resource file, use any plain text editor. A resource file is a simple XML file, and it's easy to edit.

Convert .txt resource files into .resx files

dotnet cli doesn't support embedding old-fashioned .txt resource. You can do a one-time conversion of .txt resources into .resx files with a helper function:

# example, converting all .txt resources under src\Microsoft.WSMan.Management\resources
Convert-TxtResourceToXml -Path src\Microsoft.WSMan.Management\resources

.resx files would be placed next to .txt files.