Assembly.GetSatelliteAssembly Method (CultureInfo)

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Gets the satellite assembly for the specified culture.

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


Public Overridable Function GetSatelliteAssembly ( _
    culture As CultureInfo _
) As Assembly
public virtual Assembly GetSatelliteAssembly(
    CultureInfo culture


Return Value

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


Exception Condition

culture is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


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.

Platform Notes

Silverlight for Windows Phone Silverlight for 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.

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.