.net – Could not find any resources appropriate for the specified culture or the neutral culture

.netasp.netembedded-resourceresourcemanager

I have two ASP.NET Web projects (ProjectA and ProjectB). When class in ProjectA is instantiating a class of ProjectB which uses a resource file Blah.resx, I get this error:

An exception of type 'System.Resources.MissingManifestResourceException' occurred in mscorlib.dll but was not handled in user code.

Could not find any resources appropriate for the specified culture or the neutral culture. Make sure "Resources.Blah.resources" was correctly embedded or linked into assembly "App_GlobalResources.sn_flri6" at compile time, or that all the satellite assemblies required are loadable and fully signed.

Whats causing this?

There is an article on Microsoft's site about this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318603 which suggests:

To resolve this problem, move all of the other class definitions so that they appear after the form's class definition.

This is a solution for Windows Forms project, I'm not sure if that also applies to Web projects.

Best Solution

I just hit this same exception in a WPF project. The issue occurred within an assembly that we recently moved to another namespace (ProblemAssembly.Support to ProblemAssembly.Controls). The exception was happening when trying to access resources from a second resource file that exists in the assembly.

Turns out the additional resource file did not properly move references from the old namespace name to the new namespace name.

In the designer.cs for the resource file, there is a static property to get the ResourceManager. Within that getter, the string was still referring the old namespace. Once correcting it to the new namespace, the problem was resolved:

global::System.Resources.ResourceManager temp = 
     new global::System.Resources.ResourceManager(
          "ProblemAssembly.Support.Properties.Stuff", typeof(Stuff).Assembly);

should have been:

global::System.Resources.ResourceManager temp = 
     new global::System.Resources.ResourceManager(
          "ProblemAssembly.Controls.Properties.Stuff", typeof(Stuff).Assembly);

Hope this helps the next person.