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I have a user control, and I would like to use there the OOTB resource files for some standard text.

So I found a resource file WSS and there a resource to view.

In code:

<asp:literal runat="server" id="literal1" text="<%$Resources:wss,view_selector_view;%>" /> 

But it just shows this <%$Resources:wss,view_selector_view;%> and not the resource value.

Any idea what i'm doing wrong?

Update: Had error which said that key could not be found: solved it by removing ";" as it was not needed.

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You need to escape the Resources tag, like this:

<asp:literal runat="server" id="literal1" text="&lt;%$Resources:wss,view_selector_view;%&gt;" /> 

Ugly, but the only way unfortunately.

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  • oh really, is it only for literal? or for all controls?
    – Shkipper
    Aug 5, 2012 at 21:09
  • I'm not entirely certain, Literal does what it says, so I'm not sure what, say, asp:Label would do if you put a resources tag in. Give it a go.
    – James Love
    Aug 5, 2012 at 21:24
  • a is it possible to just call resource just as text? without any literal or any other controls? just in html: "&lt;%$Resources:wss,view_selector_view;%&gt;
    – Shkipper
    Aug 6, 2012 at 5:58
  • and a problem now is, is that it doesnt show anything at all :(
    – Shkipper
    Aug 6, 2012 at 6:00
  • following error: The resource object with key 'view_selector_view;' was not found.
    – Shkipper
    Aug 6, 2012 at 6:53

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