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asp.net resource files, do I need to set a default language?

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I need to add resource files to my application.  In most instances there will be only one verions.  I initially used riblet.rexs, but then started seeing errors in the log file that said it was looking for riblet.en-Us.resx.  Do I need to name my file this?  I realize that this is english.

My thought was to use the file with no language extension, then add files with language extensions only when it was necessary, for instance if I needed to add a french version.

In most cases the files will be language neutral and will just hold values that need to be changed without recompiling the code.
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) earned 500 total points
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A neutral resource is compiled into the code. So you need to recompile the application to change a value.

A language specific resource can be changed without recompiling the application itself, but you need to recompile the resource. Not a lot better.

If you want values that need to be changed without recompiling, you need to save them as settings. There is a good presentation of how to use settings in ASP at the following site: http://aspalliance.com/820
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Thanks.  I know how to deploy.  Everythign works.
If I try to access a file like below, I will get lines in the log file that say it can't find Riblet.en-US.resx.  It will still find the value and everythign works, but the log files fill up.

SPUtility.GetLocalizedString("$Resources:key", "Riblet", (uint)System.Threading.Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture.LCID);

I want to optionally use additional languages only if I need them.  So if I want Riblet.fr.resx I can use it, if not it will default to the Riblet.rexs file.  I can get around the error by using Riblet.en-US.resx, but I don't want to also use Riblet.resx which would be an exact copy.

Again, the function call works, I just don't want the log file filling up.
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