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I am working on a custom control and I am trying to find a way to get the path of the project where my custom control will added to... Not the one where I am making it.

The reason is because I want to add some strings from my custom control into the embedded Resources.resx file of the project where my custom control will added to.

What I have tried:

Here is an example of my code...
public class SVGEditor : UITypeEditor
    private OpenFileDialog open_file_dialog = null;

    protected virtual void InitializeDialog(OpenFileDialog open_file_dialog)
        open_file_dialog.Title = "Select an SVG File: ";
        open_file_dialog.Filter = "SVG File (*.svg)|*.svg";

    public override UITypeEditorEditStyle GetEditStyle(ITypeDescriptorContext context)
        return UITypeEditorEditStyle.Modal;

    public override object EditValue(ITypeDescriptorContext context, IServiceProvider provider, object value)
        if (provider is null || provider.GetService(typeof(IWindowsFormsEditorService)) is null)
            return value;

        Control ctrl = (Control)context.Instance;

        if (open_file_dialog is null)
            open_file_dialog = new OpenFileDialog();

        if (value is string s) open_file_dialog.FileName = s;

        if (open_file_dialog.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
            ctrl.Capture = true;

            //[ The path of .resx file. ]
/* ---> */  string resx_file_path = Environment.CurrentDirectory + "\\Properties\\Resources.resx";

            //[ Generates resource's name by filename. ]
            string resource_name = Path.GetFileName(open_file_dialog.FileName);

            //[ Converts file's XmlDocument to string. ]
            XmlDocument xml_document = new XmlDocument { XmlResolver = null };
            string svg_image_document = xml_document.InnerXml;

            //[ Adds resource to .resx file. ]
            Helpers.ResourcesOperator.Add_or_Update_Resource(resource_name, svg_image_document, resx_file_path);

            //[ Returns only the name of resource. ]
            return resource_name;

        return value;
My "problem" located at the place where the /* ---> */ sign is.

I tried using Environment.CurrentDirectory and some other stuff I found, but with no luck. When I place my control to another project I get a message that could not find this path.

Thank you in advance!!!
Updated 11-Nov-22 3:54am
Member 15627495 11-Nov-22 9:48am    
do you try : application.resource..... ?
Simos Sigma 11-Nov-22 9:54am    
What do you mean?
Member 15627495 11-Nov-22 9:58am    
instead of "environment.currentdirectory",
the Application namespace permit to access resources.
so application.resource is a good way to reach 'resource'

I'm not convinced that you can edit/Add items in this part of the app, but you're on rail to.
Simos Sigma 11-Nov-22 10:05am    
I have managed to add/edit items programmatically. This already works. But not when I add my custom control into another project...

Can I have an example of "application.resource" way so to understand exactly what you mean?
Member 15627495 11-Nov-22 10:09am    
'environment' is part of the .Net dom. like 'Application' is.

type 'application' in your IDE, select the keyword, and press f1 to reach the microsoft help online.

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