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ResourceManager.GetResourceSet Method

Retrieves the resource set for a particular culture.

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

public virtual ResourceSet GetResourceSet(
	CultureInfo culture,
	bool createIfNotExists,
	bool tryParents


Type: System.Globalization.CultureInfo

The culture whose resources are to be retrieved.

Type: System.Boolean

true to load the resource set, if it has not been loaded yet; otherwise, false.

Type: System.Boolean

true to use resource fallback to load an appropriate resource if the resource set cannot be found; false to bypass the resource fallback process. (See the Remarks section.)

Return Value

Type: System.Resources.ResourceSet
The resource set for the specified culture.


The culture parameter is null.


tryParents is true, no usable set of resources has been found, and there are no default culture resources.

The resource set that is returned represents the resources that are localized for the specified culture. If the resources have not been localized for that culture and tryParents is true, GetResourceSet uses resource fallback rules to load an appropriate resource. If tryParents is false and a culture-specific resource set cannot be found, the method returns null. For more information about resource fallback, see "The Resource Fallback Process" section in the Packaging and Deploying Resources in Desktop Apps article.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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.

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