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Localizing Your Access Runtime Application

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If you would like to create an Access Runtime application in different languages, the Access Runtime is available in all the languages in which Microsoft Access is localized. To create an application that uses the Access Runtime in another language, you must have a copy of Microsoft Office or Access in that language. The Access Runtime files are stored on the Office XP CD.

To package an Access Runtime application with a different language

  1. From an Office application, open the Visual Basic Editor (ALT + F11).
  2. From the Add-Ins menu, select Packaging Wizard.
    Note   If the Packaging Wizard is not listed on the Add-Ins menu, you must load it into the Add-Ins menu through the Add-In Manager, located on the Add-Ins menu.
  3. Select an ADP, ADE, MDB, MDE, MDA, or MDW application as the main file for your application.
  4. Continue stepping through the wizard and set the necessary options for your file until you get to the Access Runtime screen.
  5. On the Access Runtime screen, the Access Runtime checkbox is automatically checked, along with the default options. Clear the check box for any features you do not want to include in your package.
  6. In the Which language version of Access Runtime do you want to use? field, select the language you want to use in your application.
  7. Complete the Packaging Wizard and set the necessary options for your file.
  8. If the Packaging Wizard finds the correct language version of the Access Runtime at the location specified in the registry, then it is copied into the package and the wizard continues on to the next step.

    If the Packaging Wizard cannot find the correct language version of the Access Runtime, then a dialog box appears asking you to Create New version or Browse for an existing version in a different location.

    If the language you selected does not match the language of the CD image or the location is incorrect, a second dialog box appears asking you to select another location. Click OK to return to the browse dialog and select the location of the Office CD in the Language you selected in the wizard.

See Also

Deployment of Microsoft Access Applications | Creating a Setup Package Using the Packaging Wizard | Localizing Your Application | Localization Guidelines for Your User Interface | Localization Guidelines for Language and Terminology | Localization Guidelines for Your Code

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