6. Globalization

IT IS RARE THAT AN ENTIRE CHAPTER CAN BE summarized in a single sentence, but this chapter can almost be summed up in this way:

Always use the appropriate .NET Framework Globalization class, and a large part of the globalization of your application will be taken care of for you.

To recap from Chapter 3, “An Introduction to Internationalization,” globalization is the process of engineering an application so that it does not have cultural preconceptions. The .NET Framework includes many classes in its System.Globalization namespace designed for this purpose. This chapter explores these classes and also covers a few globalization issues that are not covered by these classes.

The CultureInfo Class

The CultureInfo class, introduced ...

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