Updated: Published ResourceToXliff Converter project on GitHub

Update: Based on a pull request, I expanded the utility to support RESX, RESW and RESJSON by default. Ever wanted to convert your translated resources files from pre-MAT enabled projects into XLIFF files?  Well, you’re not alone! To help out, I created and published for source to a ‘quick and dirty’ Resource –> Xliff console project on GitHub…

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Multilingual App Toolkit v4.0 Update 1 is available

Today we released the Multilingual App Toolkit v4.0 update 1 (v4.0.1605.0). This release addresses key issues reported by various customers. (Very) key performance improvements: Visual Studio IDE: When adding translation languages to your project, MAT creates a XLF file and matching target resource files. Most projects would have seen a small delay after clicking ‘’OK’…

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Announcing the Multilingual App Toolkit v4.0

Today we released the Multilingual App Toolkit v4.0.  This build (v4.0.1573.0) is the official release of MAT v4.0. This release represents a major product redesign that enables developers of various projects to have a common localization workflow.  Just power up Visual Studio, install MAT v4.0, create and enabled your project, add some resources, select your…

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MAT v4.0 with Shared Project support available.

MAT v4.0.1563.0 contains the feature and fixes based on reported customer issues. Shared project support for Windows 8.1 apps This final beta release contains the much anticipated shared project support for C# apps.  This allows you to place your resource file(s) in the shared project and applying the translation to the shared project as well. …

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MAT 4.0 Beta Update 3 have been published

MAT v4.0.1517.0 contains fixes based on reported customer issues. This release is a service based release and as such does not contain any new features.  For a complete list of the changes in this as well as previous updates, please see the change log on our User Voice site: Here is a direct link: http://multilingualapptoolkit.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/460620…

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XLIFF 2.0 Object Model on GitHub!

Microsoft has published the source for XLIFF 2.0 OM on GitHub.  This implementation of the standard allows reading and writing of core XLIFF 2.0 and associated modules as required by the standard.   It is well know that the Multilingual App Toolkit uses XLIFF to enable the localization workflow for your apps.  When MAT decided…

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MAT 4.0.1466.0 beta update is live

The Multilingual App Toolkit team has posted another updated.  MAT v4.0.1466.0 contains key customer reported fixes as well as a new report  on the state of your project’s translations. Translation Status Reporting One of the challenge to shipping any software is to understand what feature are ready for public use.  This can be hard enough…

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MAT v4.0 Beta update 1 is available

The Multilingual App Toolkit v4.0 Beta Update 1 (v4.0.1413.0) is available.  This release contains customer reported fixes for issues with Windows Store projects as well as Translation State counters and better filters in the Editor and improved results from the Language Portal provider. Windows Store project issue Customers were reporting issues with some, but not…

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Windows 10 based translation with the Language Portal provider

The Microsoft Language Portal team recently updated their service to include Microsoft’s professionally translated strings from Windows 10, Windows Mobile 10, Universal Store, Office 2016, Xbox One and more. Palle Petersen covers all the details in his recent Microsoft Language Portal updated with Windows 10 translations blog. While MAT is already picking up these new…

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Announcing LocShare MAT Technical Preview

Hopefully you already know that MAT supports the ability to create 3rd party translation providers.  Well, a team at Microsoft decided to see what they could do to provide developers with a local translation service.  LocShare MAT Technical Preview is the result and it is pretty cool. ‘LocShare MAT’ provides developers (and localizers) with a…

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