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.NET Internationalization: The Developer’s Guide to Building Global Windows and Web Applications by Guy Smith-Ferrier

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4. Windows Forms Specifics

IN THIS CHAPTER, WE COVER SUBJECTS that are relevant only to Windows Forms applications.

Localizing Forms

In the previous chapter, you saw how strings and bitmaps can be localized using ResourceManager and satellite assemblies. The same process could be used to localize forms, but it would be extremely tedious. Every string and bitmap would need to be manually loaded, but the job wouldn’t stop there. Numerous other properties, such as Size, Location, RightToLeft, and ImeMode, might also need to be localized. This would amount to a significant amount of additional, repetitive code. Fortunately, Visual Studio has functionality for localizing forms in a neat and simple manner. Here we will follow an example of localizing ...

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