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How to: Create a Localized Bootstrapper Package

After you create a bootstrapper package, you can create localized versions of the bootstrapper package by creating two more files for each locale: a software license terms file (such as a eula.rtf) and a package manifest (package.xml).

By default, Visual Studio 2010 includes localized bootstrapper packages only for .NET Framework 4, .NET Framework 4 Client Profile, F# Runtime 2.0, and F# Runtime 4.0. You can create localized packages for other bootstrappers by completing three steps.

  1. Create a folder that is named after the locale name in \Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\BootstrapperPackageName.

  2. Create a file that contains the software license terms for the bootstrapper package and put it in the new folder.

  3. Create a package manifest named package.xml, update the strings and culture, and put the file in the new folder. If you have already created a bootstrapper of Visual Studio in the target language, you can copy the Visual Studio package.xml file and modify it in this step.

Note Note

If you are using a Setup project to deploy applications, you can localize your application by changing the Localization property.

NoteNote

Your computer might show different names or locations for some of the Visual Studio user interface elements in the following instructions. The Visual Studio edition that you have and the settings that you use determine these elements. For more information, see Customizing Development Settings in Visual Studio.

To create a localized bootstrapper package

  1. Create a folder that is named after the locale name.

    On 32-bit computers, create the folder in the \Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\BootstrapperPackageName\ folder.

    On 64-bit computers, create the folder in the \Program Files (86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\BootstrapperPackageName\ folder.

    The following table shows the folder names that you can use to match a locale.

    Locale

    Folder name

    Chinese (Simplified)

    zh-Hans

    Chinese (Traditional)

    zh-Hant

    Czech

    cs

    German

    de

    English

    en

    Spanish

    es

    French

    fr

    Italian

    it

    Korean

    ko

    Japanese

    ja

    Polish

    pl

    Portuguese (Brazil)

    pt-BR

    Russian

    ru

    Turkish

    tr

  2. Create a file that contains the software license terms for the bootstrapper package and put it in the new folder.

  3. Create a package manifest named package.xml and put it in the new folder. For more information, see How to: Create a Package Manifest.

  4. Update the <Strings> section of the package manifest so that the strings are in the correct language for the locale.

  5. Change the <String Name="Culture"> value to match the folder name.

  6. Save the package.xml file.

To create a bootstrapper package for .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 localized in French

  1. Create a folder that is named fr. The folder name must match the locale name.

    On 32-bit computers, create the folder in the \Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\DotNetFX35SP1\ folder.

    On 64-bit computers, create the folder in the \Program Files (86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\DotNetFX35SP1\ folder.

  2. Put a localized version of the software license terms into the fr folder.

  3. Copy the \Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\DotNetFX35SP1\en\package.xml file to the fr folder, and open the file in the XML Designer.

  4. Update the <Strings> section of the package manifest so that the error strings are in French.

  5. Change the <String Name="Culture"> value to fr.

  6. Save the package.xml file.

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