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Start Here!™ Fundamentals of Microsoft® .NET Programming by Rod Stephens

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Localizing User Interfaces in Visual Studio

Modifying the controls on a form at run time to support the user’s locale can be a lot of work. For different languages, you might need to change the text displayed by the controls, change control sizes and positions, and switch graphics so that they make sense to the user. Microsoft Visual Studio provides some features to make it much easier to display different user interfaces for different locales.

To give a program multiple user interfaces for different locales, start by building the application as you usually would to create a default user interface. The program will use this interface if it doesn’t have a more specific interface for the user’s locale. For example, if you write a program in English ...

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