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UltimateResourceFallbackLocation Enumeration

Specifies the assembly for the ResourceManager class to use to retrieve neutral resources by using the Packaging and Deploying Resources.

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

<SerializableAttribute> _
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)> _
Public Enumeration UltimateResourceFallbackLocation
Dim instance As UltimateResourceFallbackLocation

Member nameDescription
MainAssemblyFallback resources are located in the main assembly.
SatelliteFallback resources are located in a satellite assembly in the location specified by the Location property.

Use the UltimateResourceFallbackLocation enumeration with the NeutralResourcesLanguageAttribute constructor to specify whether the ResourceManager class is to retrieve neutral fallback resources from the main application assembly (the default), or from a satellite assembly.

The following code example displays the neutral language, fallback location, and fallback culture for a resource manager that is created for the current user interface culture or a culture specified on the command line.

Imports System
Imports System.Resources
Imports System.Globalization
Imports System.Threading

<assembly: NeutralResourcesLanguageAttribute("de", UltimateResourceFallbackLocation.Satellite)>

Public Class Demo

    Public Overloads Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)

        ' If a specific culture is passed in through the command line, use that -- otherwise 
        ' just use the current ui culture 
        Dim strCulture As String = "" 
        If args.Length = 1 Then
            strCulture = args(0)
        End If 
        If strCulture <> "" Then 
                Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture = New CultureInfo(strCulture)
            Catch e As ArgumentException
                Console.WriteLine(e.Message, "Bad command-line argument")
            End Try 
            Console.WriteLine("Current culture is: {0}", CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture.ToString())
        End If 
        Dim rm As ResourceManager

            rm = New ResourceManager("MyStrings", GetType(Demo).Assembly)
            Dim attr As New NeutralResourcesLanguageAttribute("de", UltimateResourceFallbackLocation.Satellite)
            Console.WriteLine(("Neutral language = " + rm.GetString("Language") + ", Fallback location = " + attr.Location.ToString() + ", Fallback culture = " + attr.CultureName.ToString()))

        Catch e As MissingSatelliteAssemblyException
            Console.WriteLine(e.Message, "Unable to locate satellite Assembly")
        End Try 
    End Sub 'Main 
End Class 'Demo 

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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