ResourceSet.GetString Method (String)

Searches for a String resource with the specified name.

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

public virtual string GetString (
	string name
public String GetString (
	String name
public function GetString (
	name : String
) : String
Not applicable.



Name of the resource to search for.

Return Value

The value of a resource, if the value is a String.

Exception typeCondition


The name parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The resource with the specified name is not a String or the current ResourceSet has been closed.


The object has been disposed.

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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