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HttpContext.GetGlobalResourceObject Method (String, String)

Gets an application-level resource object based on the specified ClassKey and ResourceKey properties.

Namespace:  System.Web
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public static Object GetGlobalResourceObject(
	string classKey,
	string resourceKey


Type: System.String

A string that represents the ClassKey property of the requested resource object.

Type: System.String

A string that represents the ResourceKey property of the requested resource object.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An Object that represents the requested application-level resource object; otherwise, null if a resource object is not found or if a resource object is found but it does not have the requested property.


A resource object with the specified classKey parameter was not found.

- or -

The main assembly does not contain the resources for the neutral culture, and these resources are required because the appropriate satellite assembly is missing.

The GetGlobalResourceObject method returns a global resource by using the culture that is specified in the CurrentUICulture property.


In some editing environments, such as Visual Web Developer, the editor might throw a design-time MissingManifestResourceException exception if you use a period (.) in the global resource-key name. However, this does not affect your ability to edit or save the file, and you can ignore the error.

.NET Framework

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