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HttpContext.GetGlobalResourceObject Method (String, String)

Gets an application-level resource object based on the specified ClassKey and ResourceKey properties.

Namespace: System.Web
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public static Object GetGlobalResourceObject (
	string classKey,
	string resourceKey
public static Object GetGlobalResourceObject (
	String classKey, 
	String resourceKey
public static function GetGlobalResourceObject (
	classKey : String, 
	resourceKey : String
) : Object
Not applicable.



A string that represents the ClassKey property of the requested resource object.


A string that represents the ResourceKey property of the requested resource object.

Return Value

An Object that represents the requested application-level resource object; otherwise, null if a matching resource object is found but not a resourceKey parameter.

Exception typeCondition


A resource object with the specified classKey parameter was not found.

- or -

The main assembly does not contain the resources for the neutral culture, and these resources are required because the appropriate satellite assembly is missing.

The GetGlobalResourceObject method returns a global resource by using the culture that is specified in the CurrentUICulture property.


In some editing environments, such as Visual Web Developer, the editor might throw a design-time MissingManifestResourceException exception if you use a period (.) in the global resource-key name. However, this does not affect your ability to edit or save the file, and you can ignore the error.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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