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Nancy Melucci
Nancy Melucci
Courses Plus Student 35,157 Points

Visual Studio Project can't find embedded resource.

I have an assignment due, and I pretty much have it all coded out. The project takes text from a file, parses it into variables and an array, and makes a grade report for a student.

I can do everything right except that even though the image IS embedded in the project, I can't develop a path to the image that will allow me to share it with the instructor.

The absolute path works just fine, but it won't work when I upload the project. This is unacceptable because I need to have it work on his computer. I have tried SO many ways to make the project find the file that is IN it. But nothing works (Properties, Resources etc.)

I am reproducing the code below. I've been a member now for four years, and I do ask a lot of questions but I also do most of the work myself whenever I can. This is the difference between a C and a B or A, I would be grateful for any help.

I've commented the absolute path line. The image files are in the SAME folder and also have been embedded.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace FinalGradeForms
    public partial class Form1 : Form

        string studentName = "";
        string course = "";
        string semesterYr = "";
        string picFile = "";
        string proj1 = "";
        string proj2 = "";
        string proj3 = "";
        string proj4 = "";
        string proj5 = "";
        string proj6 = "";
        string midterm = "";
        string final = "";
        int counter = 0;

        public Form1()

        private void exitBtn_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)


        private void MenuStrip_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

            OpenFileDialog ofd = new OpenFileDialog();

            if (ofd.ShowDialog() == System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK)
                System.IO.StreamReader sr = new System.IO.StreamReader(ofd.FileName);
                for (counter = 0; counter <=12; counter++)
                    if (sr.Peek() != -1) // EOF check
                        var splitLine = sr.ReadLine().Split(',');
                        studentName = splitLine[0];
                        course = splitLine[1];
                        semesterYr = splitLine[2]; 
                        picFile = splitLine[3];
                        proj1 = "Project 1: " + splitLine[4];
                        proj2 = "Project 2: " + splitLine[5];
                        proj3 = "Project 3: " + splitLine[6];
                        proj4 = "Project 4: "+ splitLine[7];
                        proj5 = "Project 5: " + splitLine[8];
                        proj6 = "Project 6: " + splitLine[9];
                        midterm = "Midterm: " + splitLine[10];
                        final = "Final: " + splitLine[11];

                        string[] scores = new string[] { proj1, proj2, proj3, proj4, proj5, proj6, midterm, final };
                        //Image image1 = Image.FromFile(picFile);
                        //pictureBox1.Image = image1; // this dead code is one of my many attempts //here is the absolute path that works.

                        Image image1 = Image.FromFile(@"C:\\Users\\Nancy\\Documents\\Visual Studio 2015\\Projects\\FinalGradeForms\\Resources\\" + picFile);
                        pictureBox1.Image = image1;

                        nameInfoLabel.Text = studentName;
                        nameInfoLabel.Visible = true;
                        courseInfoLabel.Text = course;
                        courseInfoLabel.Visible = true;
                        semesterInfoLabel.Text = semesterYr;
                        semesterInfoLabel.Visible = true;




1 Answer

Nancy Melucci
Nancy Melucci
Courses Plus Student 35,157 Points

After trying (literally) about 50 things, this seemed to work:

Image image = Image.FromFile(@"..\..\Pictures\"+text+".png");
this.pictureBox1.Image = image;

I didn't need the png part.