Assembly.GetSatelliteAssembly Method (CultureInfo, Version)

Gets the specified version of the satellite assembly for the specified culture.

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

public Assembly GetSatelliteAssembly (
	CultureInfo culture,
	Version version
public final Assembly GetSatelliteAssembly (
	CultureInfo culture, 
	Version version
public final function GetSatelliteAssembly (
	culture : CultureInfo, 
	version : Version
) : Assembly
Not applicable.



The specified culture.


The version of the satellite assembly.

Return Value

The specified satellite assembly.

Exception typeCondition


culture is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The satellite assembly with a matching file name was found, but the CultureInfo or the version did not match the one specified.


The assembly cannot be found.


The satellite assembly is not a valid assembly.

Satellite assemblies contain localized resources, as distinct from main application assemblies, which contain non-localizable executable code and resources for a single culture that serve as the default or neutral culture.

Call the GetSatelliteAssembly(CultureInfo) overload to use your current assembly version.

If version is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), the current assembly version is used if both the resource and main assemblies are signed.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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