Follow up on necessity of satellite assemblies in 2.0 RRS feed

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  • User-2120012538 posted


     I have searched all over the place for a definitive answer as to whether or not satellite assemblies are needed in ASP.NET 2.0 like they were in 1.X.  I found the following thread in this forum, which discusses the exact same topic:


    Unfortunately, I got all the way to the bottom where there is a link to an article that seems to satisfy the author of the original post, and found that I cannot access the article.  The link to the article is below and requires me to sign in with Windows credentials that I don't have.


    Can anyone point me to a version of this article I can access (or any other one that discusses WHETHER OR NOT SATELLITE ASSEMBLIES ARE NEEDED IN 2.0)?  I have figured out HOW TO use satellite assemblies in 2.0, but I have not figured out IF I NEED TO.  Sorry for the caps, just trying to avoid some of the same back-and-forth time wasting I have seen in other posts.



    Monday, March 19, 2007 6:40 PM

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  • User-503940700 posted

    Hi Mark,

    In ASP.NET 2.0, you don't need to worry about creating satellite assemblies as it is done automatically by the runtime making the overall process of localization much easier. But satellite assemblies are indeed used and created in 2.0, its just that unlike in previous versions where you had to manually compile and link them (using tools like resgen.exe and al.exe) you leave all this work to the runtime in the newer 2.0 version.

    Regarding the article, you can access it by removing the "beta" prefix (as the article was published when ASP.NET 2.0 was still in beta), here is the new link:


    Hope this helps,


    Tuesday, March 20, 2007 2:10 AM
  • User-2120012538 posted


    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!  Your explanation and this article provide exactly the detail I have not been able to find elsewhere.  In addition, this is exactly the answer I was hoping for, since (as you say) it makes the localization process much easier.

    You are the man!



    Tuesday, March 20, 2007 2:23 PM