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

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Summary

This chapter discussed several issues that you should consider when you localize a program. A program may need to display different fonts, text, pictures, and symbols for different locales. In addition, it may need to rearrange controls to make everything fit in a new locale. Visual Studio makes this sort of customization for different locales relatively easy and automatic.

In addition to rearranging the user interface, a localized program needs to parse and display values in the correct formats. For example, a program should display April 1, 2012, as 4/1/12 in the United States, 01/04/12 in Great Britain, and 01.04.2012 in Greece.

The data types’ Parse methods (such as Integer.Parse) and Convert class’s conversion methods (such as Convert.ToDateTime ...

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