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 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,…


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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WR Series: Windows Forms Localizability and Localization

This week Garrett McGowan, a Senior PM from the Developer Division GDX team, provides background information on Windows Forms Localization and Localizability concepts, including the use of Auto Layout techniques. The video includes a live demo showing the concepts being used in practice, through the creation of a fully-localizable sample application using Visual Studio. We…


What is the First Day of the Week, Really?

If you are interested in a history lesson, try this lengthy explanation. Actually, it is quite fascinating. If you are trying to make sure you app works worldwide, take a look below. Can you imagine if software like Microsoft Exchange did not take this into consideration? I think it would be pretty confusing as far…

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WR Series: How to Change the Display Language of Visual Studio

In this short “how-to” video Andy Gonzalez, a PM from the Developer Division GDX team, shows you how to change the Display Language of Visual Studio. As always, stay tuned for more videos regarding globalization topics! We also recommend you the following World Ready Series videos: What’s New in Globalization in .NET Framework 4 (Andy Gonzalez)…


Training Future Global Developers

Warning: This post differs somewhat from our typical Global Developer blog posts. Rather than discussing a specific issue or technical topic related to developing global software, I want to introduce you to an exciting tool that I work on called Small Basic. Small Basic is a simple and fun development environment that we use to…


Introducing xml:lang in XAML

Introducing  xml:lang in XAML In a previous blog post I wrote about locales and cultures and described how you can use them to control the behavior and output of your programs to better match the regional expectations of your global users.  Some of the behaviors controlled by locales and cultures include number and date formatting,…


Team Foundation Internationalization (Part 1)

In this blog, you will most often find posts on topics related to a particular technology, runtime or platform, but today and in some future related posts, I’d like to talk about the world-readiness aspects of one of our products – Team Foundation Server. In the past 6 years (time flies when you are having…

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