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My.Application.ChangeUICulture Method

Changes the culture that the current thread uses for retrieving culture-specific resources.

' Usage
My.Application.ChangeUICulture(cultureName)
' Declaration
Public Sub ChangeUICulture( _
   ByVal cultureName As String _
)

cultureName

String. Name of the culture as a string. For a list of possible names, see CultureInfo.

The following conditions can cause an exception:

The My.Application.ChangeUICulture method changes the current thread's CurrentUICulture property. The CurrentUICulture property determines the culture used by the Resource Manager and the My.Resources object; it uses this information to look up culture-specific resources at run time.

To retrieve the current UI culture, you can use the My.Application.UICulture Property or the CurrentUICulture property.

Use the My.Application.ChangeCulture method to change the culture that the current thread uses for string manipulation and string formatting.

This example uses the My.Application.ChangeUICulture method to set the culture that the My.Resources Object uses for retrieving resources.

Sub ShowLocalizedMessage()
    Dim culture As String = My.Application.UICulture.Name
    My.Application.ChangeUICulture("fr-FR")
    MsgBox(My.Resources.Message)
    My.Application.ChangeUICulture(culture)
End Sub

For this example to work, your application must have a string named Message in the application's resource file, and the application should have the French-culture version of that resource file, Resources.fr-FR.resx. For more information, see How to: Add or Remove Resources.

If the application does not have the French-culture version of that resource file, the My.Resource object retrieves the resource from the default-culture resource file.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic.ApplicationServices

Class: WindowsFormsApplicationBase, ApplicationBase

Assembly: Visual Basic Runtime Library (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

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Project type

Available

Windows Application

Yes

Class Library

Yes

Console Application

Yes

Windows Control Library

Yes

Web Control Library

No

Windows Service

Yes

Web Site

No

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