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ResourceLoader.GetForCurrentView(String) | getForCurrentView(String) method

Gets a ResourceLoader object for the specified ResourceMap. This ResourceLoader uses a default context associated with the current view.


var resourceLoader = Windows.ApplicationModel.Resources.ResourceLoader.getForCurrentView(name);



Type: String [JavaScript] | System.String [.NET] | Platform::String [C++]

The resource identifier of the ResourceMap that the new resource loader uses for unqualified resource references. The loader can then retrieve resources relative to those references.

Note  The resource identifier is treated as a URI fragment, subject to URI semantics. For example, "Caption%20" is treated as "Caption ". Do not use "?" or "#" in resource identifiers, as they terminate the named resource path. For example, "Foo?3" is treated as "Foo".

Return value

Type: ResourceLoader

A resource loader for the specified ResourceMap.


This method is typically used to access resources relative to a resource file with the specified resource identifier. For example, GetForCurrentView('Errors'); is relative to errors.resjson or errors.resw.

To construct a resource loader for resources from a library package, a resource reference URI is used.

The ResourceLoader that is returned uses a default context associated with the current view.

The resource management system for Windows Store apps supports the tailoring of resources for scale. Starting in Windows 8.1, different views owned by an app are able to display simultaneously on different display devices that may use different scales. In this way, scale is a per-view characteristic.

A ResourceLoader has an implicit context that is used when ResourceLoader methods are used to retrieve a resource. Since a ResourceLoader has an implicit context, and since the scale qualifier of contexts is dependent on an associated view, a ResourceLoader must be associated with a particular view.


This method fails with an exception if it is called in a windowless thread, or if the specified ResourceMap cannot be found.

Requirements (Windows 10 device family)

Device family

Universal, introduced version 10.0.10240.0

API contract

Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract, introduced version 1.0


Windows::ApplicationModel::Resources [C++]



Requirements (Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x)

Minimum supported client

Windows 8.1

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012 R2

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8.1 [Windows Runtime apps only]


Windows::ApplicationModel::Resources [C++]



See also




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