MissingSatelliteAssemblyException Class

The exception that is thrown when the satellite assembly for the resources of the default culture is missing.

System::Object
  System::Exception
    System::SystemException
      System.Resources::MissingSatelliteAssemblyException

Namespace:  System.Resources
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[SerializableAttribute]
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public ref class MissingSatelliteAssemblyException : public SystemException

The MissingSatelliteAssemblyException type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodMissingSatelliteAssemblyException()Initializes a new instance of the MissingSatelliteAssemblyException class with default properties.
Public methodMissingSatelliteAssemblyException(String)Initializes a new instance of the MissingSatelliteAssemblyException class with the specified error message.
Protected methodMissingSatelliteAssemblyException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)Initializes a new instance of the MissingSatelliteAssemblyException class from serialized data.
Public methodMissingSatelliteAssemblyException(String, Exception)Initializes a new instance of the MissingSatelliteAssemblyException class with a specified error message and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.
Public methodMissingSatelliteAssemblyException(String, String)Initializes a new instance of the MissingSatelliteAssemblyException class with a specified error message and the name of a neutral culture.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyCultureNameGets the name of the default culture.
Public propertyDataGets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyHelpLinkGets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyHResultGets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyInnerExceptionGets the Exception instance that caused the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyMessageGets a message that describes the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertySourceGets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyStackTraceGets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public propertyTargetSiteGets the method that throws the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetBaseExceptionWhen overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetObjectDataWhen overridden in a derived class, sets the SerializationInfo with information about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the runtime type of the current instance. (Inherited from Exception.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringCreates and returns a string representation of the current exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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  NameDescription
Protected eventSerializeObjectStateOccurs when an exception is serialized to create an exception state object that contains serialized data about the exception. (Inherited from Exception.)
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The default culture is the culture whose resources are loaded if the appropriate culture-specific resources cannot be found. By default, resources for the default culture are located in the main assembly, and a MissingManifestResourceException is thrown if the resource manager tries to retrieve but cannot find a resource for the default culture. However, the .NET Framework will load the resources for an app's default culture from a satellite assembly if the NeutralResourcesLanguageAttribute attribute specifies a value of UltimateResourceFallbackLocation::Satellite for the location parameter. When this is the case, the MissingSatelliteAssemblyException exception is thrown when the resource manager tries to retrieve a resource of the default culture and the satellite assembly for the culture specified in the NeutralResourcesLanguageAttribute attribute is missing. Note that the exception is thrown by a resource retrieval method such as ResourceManager::GetString or ResourceManager::GetObject, and not when the ResourceManager object is instantiated.

MissingSatelliteAssemblyException uses the HRESULT COR_E_MISSINGSATELLITEASSEMBLY, which has the value 0x80131536.

MissingSatelliteAssemblyException uses the default Equals implementation, which supports reference equality.

For a list of initial property values for an instance of the MissingSatelliteAssemblyException class, see the MissingSatelliteAssemblyException constructors.

NoteNote

You should always use the NeutralResourcesLanguageAttribute attribute to define your app's default culture so that if a resource for a specific culture is unavailable, your application will display acceptable behavior.

The following example uses the NeutralResourcesLanguageAttribute attribute to indicate that English is the app's default culture and that its resources are stored in a satellite assembly. The example itself includes resources in .txt files for the English and French cultures, as described in the following table:

Culture

Resource name/value

File name

English

Greet=Hello

Greet.en.txt

French

Greet=Bonjour

Greet.fr.txt

The following source code builds an app that changes the current UI culture first to French (France) and then to Russian (Russia) and displays an appropriate culture-specific resource in both cases.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

You can use the following batch file to build and execute the C# version of the example. If you're using Visual Basic, replace csc with vbc, and replace the .cs extension with .vb. When the example is executed, it displays a French language string but throws a MissingSatelliteAssemblyException exception when the current culture is Russian (Russia). This is because the satellite assembly en\HelloWorld.dll that contains the resources of the default culture does not exist.

vbc HelloWorld.vb

md fr
resgen Greet.fr.txt
al /out:fr\HelloWorld.resources.dll /culture:fr /embed:GreetResources.fr.resources

HelloWorld

You can use the following batch file to build and execute the Visual Basic version of the example. If you're using C#, replace vbc with csc, and replace the .vb extension with .cs. When the example is executed, it displays a French language string when the current UI culture is French (France). When the current UI culture is Russia (Russian), it displays an English language string because Russian language resources do not exist, but the resource manager is able to load the resources of the default culture from the satellite assembly en\HelloWorld2.dll.

vbc HelloWorld.vb /out:HelloWorld2.exe

md fr
resgen GreetResources.fr.txt
al /out:fr\HelloWorld2.resources.dll /culture:fr /embed:GreetResources.fr.resources

md en
resgen GreetResources.en.txt
al /out:en\HelloWorld2.resources.dll /culture:en /embed:GreetResources.en.resources

HelloWorld2

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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