MSDN Blog in Chinese

In order to have wider audience reach, we have the following famous authors’ blogs localized in Simplified Chinese and some other languages: S. Somasegar (Somasegar’s WebLog) [English] [Japanese] [Simplified Chinese] Jason Zander (Jason Zander’s WebLog) [English] [Simplified Chinese] Scott Guthrie (ScottGu’s Blog) [English] [Simplified Chinese] Scott Hanselman (Scott Hanselman’s – Computer Zen) [English] [Simplified Chinese]…

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LightSwitch Howtos: Change the Date Format

In this short blog, you will learn how to change the Date format in your Microsoft® Visual Studio® LightSwitch™ 2011 application. By default, the Date format is controlled by the locale in your Control Panel. This will insure that the correct date format will be displayed to your user. Therefore you don’t have to worry…


LightSwitch How To: Change the Run-Time Language

Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 was released in a limited set of languages, but the runtime is localized in more than 40 languages, namely: Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (United States), Estonian, Finish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish,…


LightSwitch How To: Change the Currency Symbol for Money

In this short blog, you will learn how to change the currency symbol for in your Microsoft® Visual Studio® LightSwitch™ 2011 application. By default, the currency of the Money data type is set to dollar sign, for the English version of VS Lightswitch. But how can we change the currency to other currency symbols, for…


Writing a Coded UI Test for an International Application

In this blog post we will see how to write a coded UI test for a Hindi application. For this we will start with a simple Hindi  WinForm application which takes two strings and concatenates them.   The first string is entered into the first text box and the second string is entered into the…

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Reading and Display Date Values

One of the hottest topics in globalization is the topic of dates. Today we’ll see how we can use the DateTime class in the .NET framework to read and display different date values from different calendars. The actual DateTime value is independent of the way it appears when you display it in your UI. Internally,…


Localization Resources of Windows Phone

XNA is a tool set with a managed runtime environment provided by Microsoft that enables video game development and management. XNA attempts to bring different aspects of game production into a single system. XNA currently encompasses Microsoft’s entire Game Development Sections, including the standard Xbox Development Kit and XNA Game Studio. XNA Game Studio also…


Introduction to Satellite Assemblies

A satellite assembly is a compiled library (DLL) that contains (“localizable”) resources such as strings, bitmaps, etc. You are likely to use them when creating a multilingual (UI) application. Satellite assemblies provide you with the capability of designing and deploying your solution to multiple cultures, rather than hard coding strings, bitmaps, etc., into your main…

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More International Support in Mango

Just in case you missed it, Mango, the next version of Windows Phone will be even more internationally enabled.   Support for East Asian languages At Mix 11, support for East Asian languages was announced. This has come about by a modified implementation of the Metro design layout. To accommodate the bigger size of East…

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Web Matrix World Ready

WebMatrix has generated a lot of interest. It is a free tool that allows you to create, customize and publish websites. It’s easy to use, supports multiple platforms and the tool is free from Microsoft. You can download it from www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix. Since our blog mainly focuses on the international features of Microsoft products, I started…