Localization in Visual Studio 2005 Web Application

A significant improvement in the web application localization have been done in VS2005. Now, the values are assigned automatically in a much better way.

To make your web page localizable:

1- Go to (Tools)

2- Click (Generate Local Resource)

3- wait until getting the following message:Finished creating resource content and adding ‘meta:’ attributes, the progress is now done.

you will find that a new folder named “App_LocalResources” have been created. In this folder you will find that a resource file have been created having the name <your page name>.asp.resx . In this file you will find that all of your controls properties have been added as entries in the resouce file but “Resource1” appended to the controls names.

Now, to add another language to your application you have to copy the resx file and add your culture name before the resx extention. (e.g. Default.asp.ar-eg.resx)

Localization have been improved in this version of Visual Studio but in needs more and more enhancement.

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2 Responses to Localization in Visual Studio 2005 Web Application

  1. Jone says:

    I am with you, Localization has been improved but it need more enhancements. These enhancements not should by Microsoft itself it may be a third party add-ins. Microsoft has been built SDK for visual studio extendability to allow others to improve the lack features of visual studio .NET.

  2. metre says:

    Metre says : I absolutely agree with this !

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