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/LCID (devenv.exe)

Sets the default language used for text, currency, and other values within the integrated development environment (IDE).

devenv {/LCID|/l} LocaleID
LocaleID

Required. The LCID (locale ID) of the language you specify.

Loads the IDE and sets the default natural language for the environment. This change is persisted between sessions and reflected on the International Settings pane of the Environment options in the Options dialog box in the IDE.

If the specified language is not available on the user's system, the /LCID switch is ignored.

The following table lists the LCIDs of the languages supported by Visual Studio.

Language

LCID

Chinese (Simplified)

2052

Chinese (Traditional)

1028

English

1033

French

1036

German

1031

Italian

1040

Japanese

1041

Korean

1042

Spanish

3082

This example loads the IDE with English resources strings.

devenv /LCID 1033
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