Instance Method

pathForResource:ofType:inDirectory:forLocalization:

Returns the full pathname for the resource identified by the specified name and file extension, located in the specified bundle subdirectory, and limited to global resources and those associated with the specified localization.

Declaration

- (NSString *)pathForResource:(NSString *)name ofType:(NSString *)ext inDirectory:(NSString *)subpath forLocalization:(NSString *)localizationName;

Parameters

name

The name of the resource file.

If you specify nil, the method returns the first resource file it finds that matches the remaining criteria.

extension

The filename extension of the files to locate.

If you specify an empty string or nil, the extension is assumed not to exist and the file is the first file encountered that exactly matches name.

subpath

The name of the bundle subdirectory to search.

localizationName

The language ID for of the localization. This parameter should correspond to the name of one of the bundle's language-specific resource directories without the .lproj extension.

Return Value

The full pathname for the resource file or nil if the file could not be located.

Discussion

This method is equivalent to pathForResource:ofType:inDirectory:, except that only nonlocalized resources and those in the language-specific .lproj directory specified by localizationName are searched.

There should typically be little reason to use this method—see Getting the Current Language and Locale. See also preferredLocalizationsFromArray:forPreferences: for how to determine what localizations are available.

See Also

Finding Resource Files

- URLForResource:withExtension:subdirectory:

Returns the file URL for the resource file identified by the specified name and extension and residing in a given bundle directory.

- URLForResource:withExtension:

Returns the file URL for the resource identified by the specified name and file extension.

- URLsForResourcesWithExtension:subdirectory:

Returns an array of file URLs for all resources identified by the specified file extension and located in the specified bundle subdirectory.

- URLForResource:withExtension:subdirectory:localization:

Returns the file URL for the resource identified by the specified name and file extension, located in the specified bundle subdirectory, and limited to global resources and those associated with the specified localization.

- URLsForResourcesWithExtension:subdirectory:localization:

Returns an array containing the file URLs for all bundle resources having the specified filename extension, residing in the specified resource subdirectory, and limited to global resources and those associated with the specified localization.

+ URLForResource:withExtension:subdirectory:inBundleWithURL:

Creates and returns a file URL for the resource with the specified name and extension in the specified bundle.

+ URLsForResourcesWithExtension:subdirectory:inBundleWithURL:

Returns an array containing the file URLs for all bundle resources having the specified filename extension, residing in the specified resource subdirectory, within the specified bundle.

- pathForResource:ofType:

Returns the full pathname for the resource identified by the specified name and file extension.

- pathForResource:ofType:inDirectory:

Returns the full pathname for the resource identified by the specified name and file extension and located in the specified bundle subdirectory.

- pathsForResourcesOfType:inDirectory:

Returns an array containing the pathnames for all bundle resources having the specified filename extension and residing in the resource subdirectory.

- pathsForResourcesOfType:inDirectory:forLocalization:

Returns an array containing the file for all bundle resources having the specified filename extension, residing in the specified resource subdirectory, and limited to global resources and those associated with the specified localization.

+ pathForResource:ofType:inDirectory:

Returns the full pathname for the resource file identified by the specified name and extension and residing in a given bundle directory.

+ pathsForResourcesOfType:inDirectory:

Returns an array containing the pathnames for all bundle resources having the specified extension and residing in the bundle directory at the specified path.

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