Regenerate Deleted Forms Designer .resx File

My friend Andy asked me a few minutes ago how to recover from inadvertantly deleting a Forms Designer generated .resx file. In order to recover from this unfortunate happenstance, I had him do the following:

  • Open the .csproj file in his editor of choice.
  • Locate the <File> element that references the .resx file.
  • Delete the element.
  • Close up shop and relaunch the project file in VS.NET
  • Open the form in the designer. The .resx file will be regenerated by the IDE.
  • Drink a beer.

After completing those afformentioned steps, the sun shined, the birds sang, and all things were good. 🙂