ResourceManager.GetObject Method (String)

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Returns the value of the specified Object resource.

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


Public Overridable Function GetObject ( _
    name As String _
) As Object
public virtual Object GetObject(
    string name


Return Value

Type: System.Object
The value of the resource localized for the caller's current culture settings. If a match is not possible, nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) is returned. The resource value can be nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


Exception Condition

The name parameter is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


No usable set of resources has been found, and there are no neutral culture resources.


The resource depends on serialization.


The returned resource is localized for the culture determined by the current cultural settings of the current Thread (this is accomplished using the culture's CurrentUICulture property). If the resource has not been localized for that culture, the resource that is returned is localized for a best match (this is accomplished using the Parent property). Otherwise, nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) is returned.

If no usable set of resources has been found, the ResourceManager falls back on the neutral culture's resources, which are expected to be included in the main assembly. If an appropriate culture resource has not been found, a MissingManifestResourceException is thrown.


The GetObject method is thread-safe.

Caution noteCaution:

This method can throw more exceptions than are listed. One reason this might occur is if a method that this method calls throws an exception. For example, a FileLoadException might be thrown if an error was made deploying or installing a satellite assembly.

Performance Considerations

If you call the GetObject method multiple times with the same name parameter, do not depend on the return value being a reference to the same object. This is because the GetObject method can return a reference to an existing resource object in a cache, or can reload the resource and return a reference to a new resource object.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.