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Microsoft® Mobile Development Handbook by Peter Foot, Daniel Moth, Andy Wigley

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Using Language Translation (or Localization)

Although formatting data is very important and is in fact the area where most bugs surface in the process of internationalizing an application, the most visible part of the internationalization process is displaying strings in the chosen language. .NET Compact Framework developers achieve language translation in the same way that desktop developers do:

  1. Create all localizable strings and images in resource files (text or Extensible Markup Language [XML] files that are compiled into binary resources files that are then embedded in fallback or satellite assemblies). A good example of localizable strings is error messages that your application may display to the user.

  2. Rather than hard-coding anything, read ...

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