ResourceManager.GetString Method (String)
Returns the value of the specified String resource.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
- Type: System.String
The name of the resource to get.
Return ValueType: System.String
The value of the resource localized for the caller's current culture settings. If a match is not possible, Nothing is returned.
The resource that is returned is localized for the culture determined by the cultural settings of the current Thread (this is accomplished using the culture's CurrentUICulture property). If the resource has not been localized for that culture, the resource that is returned is localized for a best match (this is accomplished using the Parent property). Otherwise, Nothing is returned.
If no usable set of resources has been found, the ResourceManager falls back on the neutral culture's resources, which are expected to be in the main assembly. If an appropriate culture resource has not been found, a MissingManifestResourceException is thrown.
For more information about how resources are found, see Localizing Silverlight-based Applications.
The GetString method is thread-safe.
This method can throw more exceptions than are listed. One reason this might occur is if a method that this method calls throws an exception. For example, a FileLoadException might be thrown if an error was made deploying or installing a satellite assembly.
The following code example gets a string resource using the current UI culture.
Imports System.Globalization Imports System.Threading Imports System.Resources Imports System.Reflection Class Example Public Shared Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock) ' Create a resource manager to retrieve resources. Dim rm As New ResourceManager("items", _ [Assembly].GetExecutingAssembly()) ' Retrieve the value of the string resource named "welcome". ' The resource manager will retrieve the value of the ' localized resource using the caller's current culture setting. Dim str As String = rm.GetString("welcome") outputBlock.Text &= str & vbCrLf End Sub End Class
For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.