Web Custom Control - Retrieve Images from a Multifile Assembly

Discussion in 'ASP .Net Building Controls' started by MLibby, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. MLibby

    MLibby Guest

    How do I store an image and a web custom control's dll in a multifile
    assembly so that the image can be retrieved and displayed while the control
    is in design mode? This would allow the control to display a company logo
    while in design and ensure that the logo's image file does not get deleted or
    lost causing design mode problems.

    I know that the possibility exists to have multifile assemblies which are
    inclusive of the dll and other files. I found an example showing a web
    application that retrieves text from a resource file embedded within a
    multifile assembly. I can't find anything that deals with retrieving images
    from a multifile assembly though.

    Desired code example below:

    using System;
    using System.Web.UI;
    using System.Web.UI.Design;
    using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
    using System.ComponentModel;
    using System.ComponentModel.Design;

    namespace CustCtrlDesigner
    /// <summary>
    /// Summary description for CustCtrl.
    /// </summary>

    [DesignerAttribute(typeof(CustCtrlDesigner), typeof(IDesigner))]
    public class CustCtrl : System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebControl
    protected override void Render(HtmlTextWriter output)
    output.Write("<center><font size='30'>");
    output.Write( "Rendered!");

    public class CustCtrlDesigner : System.Web.UI.Design.ControlDesigner
    public override string GetDesignTimeHtml()
    // Retrieve multifile assembly image here ! ! ! ! !
    string html="<img src=''>";
    return html;
    MLibby, Sep 4, 2004
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  2. MLibby

    [MSFT] Guest


    I think the VS.NET IDE cannot display the image directly from the assembly.
    It displays the HTML code like IE. The image should have an actual location
    when it is displayed. I suggest you may exact the image from the asembly
    file, save it in a temporarily folder and generate a link string pointing
    to it. For exacting a image from a assembly, you may refer to this article:

    HOW TO: Load a Bitmap or Image from a Resource by Using Visual C#

    Hope this help,

    [MSFT], Sep 6, 2004
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  3. try TStreamImage control, it has design time support (be sure to read docs


    this component is freeware
    Antonio Bakula, Sep 8, 2004
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