For something I was working on I created a quick script to convert all PNG files in a directory to a base64 representation of the image. Since I was going to need to do this multiple times as we iterated over the image designs to get one that we were happy with, I decided to write a quick script using C# and use Linqpad to run the script.

For the script output, I needed to output the following TypeScript object for the project that I needed the base64 values for.

const images = {
  "LG1": "base64 of image. removed for readability here",
  "LG10": "base64 of images. removed for readability here",
  ...add a row for each image

Here is the Linqpad script that I wrote.

string directoryPath = @"Directory with the PNG iamges";

string[] pngFiles = Directory.GetFiles(directoryPath, "*.png");

StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder("const images = {\n");
foreach (string pngFile in pngFiles)
 byte[] imageBytes = File.ReadAllBytes(pngFile);
 string base64String = Convert.ToBase64String(imageBytes);
 string filename = Path.GetFileNameWithoutExtension(pngFile);
 filename = filename.Replace("-", "").Replace(" ", "").Replace("_", "");
 sb.AppendFormat("\t\"{0}\": \"{1}\",\n", filename, base64String);

sb.Remove(sb.Length - 2, 2); // Remove the trailing comma and newline
sb.Append("\n}"); // add newline before the closing bracket

// Print out the output string

Now that I have the TypeScript object in the Linqpad output window I can just copy and paste it into my TypeScript code.