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ResourceManager.InternalGetResourceSet Method

Provides the implementation for finding a ResourceSet.

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

protected virtual ResourceSet InternalGetResourceSet(
	CultureInfo culture,
	bool createIfNotExists,
	bool tryParents


Type: System.Globalization.CultureInfo
The CultureInfo to look for.
Type: System.Boolean
If true and if the ResourceSet has not been loaded yet, load it.
Type: System.Boolean
If the ResourceSet cannot be loaded, try parent CultureInfo objects to see if they exist.

Return Value

Type: System.Resources.ResourceSet
The specified ResourceSet.


The main assembly does not contain a .resources file and it is required to look up a resource.


There was an internal error in the runtime.


The satellite assembly associated with culture could not be located.

Notes to Inheritors

This method completes all the work necessary to find a ResourceSet, and can be recursive and reentrant. In other words, this method might load an assembly, triggering an AssemblyLoad event, which then calls back into the not-completely-initialized ResourceManager. To avoid taking extra locks, it is not thread safe. GetResourceSet, GetString, and GetObject do all the necessary synchronization.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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