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Localization of Patagames UWP Controls

Localization is the process of making application multilingual by formatting the content according to the cultures. This involves configuring the application for a specific language. Culture is the combination of language and location. For example, en-US is the culture for English spoken in United States; en-GB is the culture for English spoken in Great Britain.

Patagames components support localization and have their own neutral resources. These resources can be localized as per the customer requirement, using .resw files.

Localize UWP applications using .resw file

Changing application culture

When you are changing the application culture, then you can localize the application based on application culture by creating .resw file.

C#
public sealed partial class MainPage : Page
{
    public MainPage()
    {
        CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture = new CultureInfo("de");
        this.InitializeComponent();
    }
}

Creating .resw files

You can create .resw files for any languages by following steps:

  1. Get the default resource files from Patagames.Pdf.dll/Uwp folder from GitHub.

  2. Right click your project and click New Folder and set name as Resources.

  3. Right click Resources folder and click New Folder and set name as En.

  4. Add Patagames.Pdf.Properties.Resources.resw resource file into En folder.

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  5. Right click Resources folder and click New Folder and set name as De.

  6. Now, right click on De folder and select Add and then New Item. In the Add New Item wizard, select Resources File option and name the file name as default resource file. For example, you have to give name as Patagames.Pdf.Properties.Resources.resw. In the same way, add new resource files for other default resource files.

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  7. Now, select Add and add resource file for German culture in De folder.

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  8. Now, you can copy the key names from default resource files and change its corresponding value based on the culture.

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Editing default culture settings

You can change the default string of any control by adding the default .resw files (from GitHub) to Resources/En folder of your application. All Patagames controls reads the default string from the .resw files of application if its added.

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