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How to reference a separate Assembly’s ResourceDictionary in Universal Apps

January 11, 2015

Figuring this out took me nearly an hour today, so I considered it worth blogging about it.

If you have an assembly which contains a ResourceDictionary that you want to use in another assembly: here’s what you do.

      <ResourceDictionary Source="ms-appx:///AssemblyName/FolderName/DictionaryName.xaml"/>

Actually it’s the same pattern (ms-appx:///) which is used for referencing images and other content in Universal Apps.

Here’s an example, how the resources exported by my development framework Newport can be used.

<ResourceDictionary Source="ms-appx:///Newport.Universal/Controls/ResourceDictionary.xaml"/>