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Microsoft® Visual Basic® 2010 Developer’s Handbook by Klaus Löffelmann and Sarika Calla Purohit

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Writing Localizable Applications with Resource Files and the My Namespace

Using resource files explicitly makes sense only when you are planning to make your application available in more than one language. This is a process called “localization.” To make your application localizable, you need to create named resource files that follow a specific convention.

Unfortunately, Visual Studio 2010 for Windows Forms applications does not offer Designer support to help you create new resource files for other cultures that match the ones that already exist. Instead, you need to create them manually and trick the integrated development environment (IDE) a little. Designer support is limited to forms. You use the Localizable property to specify whether a ...

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