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Sample Message Text File

The following sample message file shows how to create and use a message text file that defines messages in multiple languages.

Sample Message File

This sample message file, Sample.mc, contains a comment block, followed by a header section, followed by messages in two languages. You must use a Unicode-compatible editor to simultaneously support the characters used in different written languages. For more information and a detailed description of the syntax of .mc files, see Message Text Files.

; // ***** Sample.mc *****
; // This is the header section.

MessageIdTypedef=DWORD

SeverityNames=(Success=0x0:STATUS_SEVERITY_SUCCESS
Informational=0x1:STATUS_SEVERITY_INFORMATIONAL
Warning=0x2:STATUS_SEVERITY_WARNING
Error=0x3:STATUS_SEVERITY_ERROR
)

FacilityNames=(System=0x0:FACILITY_SYSTEM
Runtime=0x2:FACILITY_RUNTIME
Stubs=0x3:FACILITY_STUBS
Io=0x4:FACILITY_IO_ERROR_CODE
)

LanguageNames=(English=0x409:MSG00409)
LanguageNames=(Japanese=0x411:MSG00411)

; // The following are message definitions.

MessageId=0x1
Severity=Error
Facility=Runtime
SymbolicName=MSG_BAD_COMMAND
Language=English
You have chosen an incorrect command.
.

Language=Japanese
<Japanese message string goes here>
.

MessageId=0x2
Severity=Warning
Facility=Io
SymbolicName=MSG_BAD_PARM1
Language=English
Cannot reconnect to the server.
.

Language=Japanese
<Japanese message string goes here>
.

MessageId=0x3
Severity=Success
Facility=System
SymbolicName=MSG_STRIKE_ANY_KEY
Language=English
Press any key to continue . . . %0
.

Language=Japanese
<Japanese message string goes here>
.

MessageId=0x4
Severity=Error
Facility=System
SymbolicName=MSG_CMD_DELETE
Language=English
File %1 contains %2 which is in error.
.

Language=Japanese
<Japanese message string goes here>
.

MessageId=0x5
Severity=Informational
Facility=System
SymbolicName=MSG_RETRYS
Language=English
There have been %1!d! attempts with %2!d!%% success%! Disconnect from 
the server and try again later.
.

Language=Japanese
<Japanese message string goes here>
.

 

 

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