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Reference: Configuring an Environment Locale

Visual Studio 2005

This section applies to both Web Sites and Windows projects, for times when you need to change the environment locale. For this example, the regional settings are set to "German (Austria)".

The following instructions apply to Windows XP and Windows 2000.

To configure the environment locale in Windows XP

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Regional and Language Options.
  2. On the Regional Options tab, from the Select an item to match its preferences list, select German (Austria).
  3. In the Languages tab, click Details...

    The Text Services and Input Languages dialog box is displayed.

  4. In the Settings tab, click Add...
  5. In the Add Input Language dialog box, do the following:
    • Set the Input Locale list to German (Austria).
    • Set the Keyboard layout/IME to German (IBM).
  6. Click OK.
  7. In the Default input language list, select German (Austria), and then click OK.
  8. In the Languages for non-Unicode programs list, select German (Austria).
  9. Click Apply, and then click OK.

In Windows XP, you do not need to reboot your computer for these changes to be applied.

To configure the environment locale in Windows 2000

  1. Click Start menu, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then click Regional Options.

    The Regional Options control panel is displayed.

  2. on the General tab, do the following:
    • Click the Your locale (location) list and select German (Austria).
    • Click Set Default...
    • In the Select System Locale dialog box select German (Austria), and then click OK.
  3. In the Input Locales tab, do the following:
    • Click Add...
    • In the Add Input Locale dialog box, set the Input Locale list to German (Austria).
    • Set the Keyboard layout/IME to German (IBM), and then click OK.
  4. Click Apply.

    A dialog box is displayed, and it asks you to install files either from your hard drive, or from the Windows Installer CD ROM.

  5. Click Yes and proceed with the installation.

    When installation is complete, in the Change Regional Options dialog box you are asked to restart your computer.

  6. Click Yes.

In Windows 2000, you must reboot your computer for these changes to be applied.

See Also

Configuring Multilingual Client Support | Tutorials and Sample Code | Tutorials' Sample Code Directory

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