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MCTS: Microsoft Silverlight 4 Development (70-506) Certification Guide by Johnny Tordgeman

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Implementing localization and globalization

When building an application, we usually strive to reach as big an audience as possible. Localizing our application to different languages can surely help us boost our audience. Just like most .NET-based applications, localization in Silverlight is done through the use of resource files. Resource files are files based on key-value pairs where each pair represents a string, an image, or other types of resources such as audio and icons. We will discuss how to use resource files in just a moment. New to Silverlight 4 is the native support of right-to-left languages such as Arabic or Hebrew, which makes it far easier to localize an application to these languages. Other than strings, resource files can also ...

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