Rename a resource
When a resource is applied to a property, the resource is not referred to by its name (or x:Name attribute in XAML)the resource is referred to by their resource dictionary key (or x:Key attribute in XAML). To rename a resource, you need to change the key using one of the following methods.
To rename a resource in Design view
- In Design view, in the Resources panel, click the resource that you want to change until the name becomes editable.
- Type in a new name and press ENTER.
If there are any objects that still reference the old name of the resource, a popup window appears, listing the objects. In this window, you can choose from the following actions:
- Update the affected properties to reflect the new resource name.
- Convert the property to a local string value.
- Reset the properties to default values.
- Choose not to fix the broken resource references.
|In the Existing References Found window, if you choose not to fix anything, there will be build errors unless you create a new resource with the old name before you build your application.|
To rename a resource in XAML view
- In XAML view, locate the section that defines your resource.
You can use one of the following methods:
- In XAML view, use the Find feature (CTRL+F) to enter the name of your resource.
- In Design view, in the Resources panel, right-click the resource that you want to change and click View XAML. This will switch to XAML view with the XAML code for the resource highlighted.
- The name of the resource is defined in the x:Key attribute of the opening tag. If there are no objects in your project whose properties reference the resource, you can change the x:Key attribute value to the new name. Otherwise, you can use the Find and Replace feature (CTRL+H) to rename all instances of the name and avoid build errors.