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ResourceSet Class

Stores all the resources localized for one particular culture, ignoring all other cultures, including any fallback rules.

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

public class ResourceSet : IDisposable, IEnumerable
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
public class ResourceSet implements IDisposable, IEnumerable
public class ResourceSet implements IDisposable, IEnumerable
Not applicable.

The ResourceSet class enumerates over an IResourceReader, loading every name and value, and storing them in a Hashtable. A custom IResourceReader can be used.

See Encoding and Localization for details on the default resource file format.

Notes to Inheritors: Derived classes of ResourceSet using their own resource reader and writer should override GetDefaultReader, and GetDefaultWriter, to provide the appropriate functionality for interpreting the ResourceSet.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0