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HttpContext.GetGlobalResourceObject Method (String, String, CultureInfo)

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

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

public static Object GetGlobalResourceObject(
	string classKey,
	string resourceKey,
	CultureInfo culture


Type: System.String
A string that represents the ClassKey property of the requested resource object.
Type: System.String
A string that represents a ResourceKey property of the requested resource object.
Type: System.Globalization.CultureInfo
A string that represents the CultureInfo object of the requested resource.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
An Object that represents the requested application-level resource object, which is localized for the specified culture; 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 for which 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 CultureInfo object represents the culture for which the resource was localized. If the resource is not localized for this culture, the lookup will follow a fallback process to locate an appropriate resource. For more information, see Packaging and Deploying Resources.


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, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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