Import third party namespace (of a embedded DLL) into XAML

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I am trying to import a namespace of a DLL that is embedded to my EXE. I am using WPFtoolkit for this application so my XAML is accessing the namespace like this:

xmlns:chartingToolkit="clr-namespace:System.Windows.Controls.DataVisualization.Charting;assembly=System.Windows.Controls.DataVisualization.Toolkit" x:Class="Imperium.MainWindow"
Title="Imperium" Height="435" Width="510" ResizeMode="CanMinimize" WindowStartupLocation="CenterScreen" Icon="http://packapplication:,,,/ExtFiles/Imp.ico" Closing="Window_Closing" MouseDown="Grid_MouseDown" WindowStyle="None" BorderThickness="1" BorderBrush="Black" Foreground="Black">

it works fine with the DLL being copied locally. But I want both DLL's to be embedded in my EXE. One of the two DLL's (WPFToolkit.dll) is no problem because it's not reference in the XAML, so the solution I used (see is working fine for this one).

However, the second dll ( is giving me trouble.

any idea how I could do this?

thank you Steve