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Copies the specified resource to a temporary file and returns its path.

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using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.OleDb;
using System.Drawing;
using System.IO;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Xml.Linq;

namespace ExtremeML.Samples
  public static class Utility
    /// <summary>
    /// Copies the specified resource to a temporary file and returns its path.
    /// </summary>
    public static string CreateFileFromResource(
      string resourcePath)
      var filePath = Path.GetTempFileName();
      CreateFileFromResource(resourcePath, filePath);
      return filePath;

    /// <summary>
    /// Copies the specified resource to the specified path.
    /// </summary>
    public static void CreateFileFromResource(
      string resourcePath,
      string filePath)
      var data = new byte[4096];

      using (var inStream = Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetManifestResourceStream(resourcePath))
      using (var outStream = new FileStream(filePath, FileMode.Create, FileAccess.Write))
        int bytes;

          bytes = inStream.Read(data, 0, 4096);
          outStream.Write(data, 0, bytes);
        } while (bytes > 0);



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