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/lcid or /l

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

devenv {/LCID|/l} 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.


This example loads the IDE with English resources strings.

devenv /LCID 1033

See Also

Devenv Command Line Switches | International Settings, Environment, Options Dialog Box | Window Management