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HttpContext.GetGlobalResourceObject Method (String, String)

Updated: June 2010

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, or 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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0




June 2010

Improved description of what causes null return value.

Customer feedback.