GetSatelliteAssembly Method (CultureInfo)
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Assembly.GetSatelliteAssembly Method (CultureInfo)

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Gets the satellite assembly for the specified culture.

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

public virtual Assembly GetSatelliteAssembly(
	CultureInfo culture


Type: System.Globalization.CultureInfo
The specified culture.

Return Value

Type: System.Reflection.Assembly
The specified satellite assembly.


culture is null.


The assembly cannot be found.


The satellite assembly with a matching file name was found, but the CultureInfo did not match the one specified.


The satellite assembly is not a valid assembly.

Satellite assemblies contain localized resources, as distinct from main application assemblies, which contain non-localizable executable code and resources for a single culture that serve as the default or neutral culture.

Call this method to use your current assembly version.

Version Notes

Windows Phone

 If you pass an invalid culture for the satellite assembly in GetSatelliteAssembly, the method throws FileLoadException on Windows, but it throws a FileNotFoundException on Windows Phone.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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