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NAME

       resgen, resgen2 - Mono/CLI Resource Generator

SYNOPSIS

       resgen source.ext [dest.ext]

       resgen /compile source.ext[,dest.resources] [...]

       resgen2

DESCRIPTION

       Convert a resource file from one format to another.

       The currently supported formats are text, resources, resx and po.

       .txt, .text

              Used to process text files, the format of the text file is of the form:

                   key=value

              The  value  argument  can  contain  special characters as long as they are escaped.
              The escape sequences currently supported are \n, \r, \t,  \\  (to  get  the  escape
              sequence  itself)  and with resgen2 unicode escape sequences are supported with the
              \uXXXX escape sequence, where XXXX is a four digit number.

              Lines that start with the # or ; character are considered comments and ignored.

       '.resources'

              This is the binary file format implemented by  the  System.Resources.ResourceReader
              class, part of mscorlib.dll

       '.resx'

              This      is      the     binary     file     format     implemented     by     the
              System.Resources.ResXResourceReader class.  This class is not part of mscorlib.dll,
              this class is part of System.Windows.Forms.

       '.po'.

              PO  files  are  the  source  files  used by the Unix gettext infrastructure that is
              typically used to internationalize applications.

              Lines starting with the '#' character are comment lines.

              The file contains many instance of strings like this:

                   msgid KEY
                   msgstr VALUE

              The KEY is typically the string to translate and the VALUE is the translation.   On
              PO files instead of using codes as the KEY (as it is customary with resource files)
              the KEY is typically a complete english message that applications  embed  in  their
              source code and will be used as a fallback if no translation resources are used.

              Since  resources  are  key  value  pairs, the extended features in PO files are not
              supported (plurals and support for N-cases).

              To learn more about the po file format, use your info browser and point it  to  the
              "(gettext)PO Files" node.

       If the destination file is not specified, source.resources will be used.

       The  /compile  option  takes  a  list of .resX or .txt files to convert to the output file
       name.

OPTIONS

       -compile

              This switch instructs resgen to compile multiple files.  It must appear before  any
              resources are specified on the command line.

       -usesourcepath

              This  option  is  only  available  for  resgen2, and it instructs resgen to resolve
              relative paths using the directory of the resx file as current directory.

FILES

       This program will load referenced assemblies from the Mono assembly cache.

MAILING LISTS

       Visit http://lists.ximian.com/mailman/listinfo/mono-devel-list for details.

WEB SITE

       Visit: http://www.mono-project.com for details

SEE ALSO

       mcs(1),mono(1),mono-config(5).

                                                                               resgen(resgen 1.0)