String (RESX) web resources

Applies to Dynamics 365 (online), version 9.0

Use these web resources to manage localized strings in any user interface you define or with error messages you will display.


String (RESX) web resources were added with the Dynamics 365 (online), version 9.0.

Using RESX web resources

RESX web resources contain the keys and localized string values for a single language defined using the RESX XML format. RESX is a common format for defining localized resources for windows applications, so there is common tooling available to work with this type of file and localization vendors will be familiar with working with them. When the file is published as a web resource in CRM it will be converted to a JSON format which will be downloaded to the application when needed.

When you create RESX web resources you must explicitly set the language value and include the locale identifier (LCID) for the appropriate language in the name of the web resource. For example, MyAppResources.1033.resx would contain resources for English language. See Microsoft Locale ID Values for a list of LCID values.

To extract the localized value use the Xrm.Utility.getResourceString function. This function accepts two parameters: WebResourceName and keyValue.

For example Xrm.Utility.getResourceString("MyAppResources","hello") will return the localized string value for the resource key hello within the MyAppResources.1033.resx web resource if the user’s preferred language is English. Notice that the function doesn’t refer to any specific language or full name of any RESX web resource. This functionality depends on the RESX web resource being associated to the calling JavaScript web resource as a dependency. More information: Web Resource dependencies.

The appropriate string value will be determined by the individual user’s language preference and the languages available in the organization. If a localized string is not found that matches the user’s language preference, the localized string will automatically fallback to the base language for the organization. If no matching localized string is found for the organizations base language, a null value will be returned.

See also

Web resources for Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement
Create accessible web resources
Create web resources and IFrame content for use with the Dynamics 365 for mobile clients
Web resource dependencies
Webpage (HTML) web resources
Silverlight (XAP) web resources
Script (JScript) web resources
Image (JPG, PNG, GIF, ICO) web resources
Stylesheet (XSL) web resources
Data (XML) Web resources
CSS web resources
WebResource entity messages and methods
Sample: Pass multiple values to a web resource through the data parameter
Sample: Import files as web resources
Sample: Web resource utility