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TaskLoggingHelper.FormatResourceString Method

Loads the specified resource string and optionally formats it using the given arguments.

Namespace: Microsoft.Build.Utilities
Assembly: Microsoft.Build.Utilities (in

public virtual string FormatResourceString (
	string resourceName,
	params Object[] args
public String FormatResourceString (
	String resourceName, 
	Object[] args
public function FormatResourceString (
	resourceName : String, 
	... args : Object[]
) : String
Not applicable.



The name of the string resource to load.


Optional arguments for formatting the loaded string.

Return Value

The formatted string.

Exception typeCondition


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


The string resource indicated by resourceName does not exist.


The TaskResources property of the owner task is not set.

The culture of the current thread is used for formatting.

This method requires the owner task to have registered its resources with either the Task base class constructor, or the TaskResources property.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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