Step 1: Localize the Custom Outlook View Definitions (*.ovd) File

SharePoint 2010

The custom Microsoft Outlook view definitions file defines the Outlook form view for the declarative solution. In this step, you learn how to localize the custom Outlook view definitions file.

Last modified: July 15, 2010

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

In the AdventureWorks2008 Declarative Outlook Solution Sample, the custom Outlook view definitions file is ContosoCustomerView.ovd. The language used for the column names of the Outlook form view depends on the Microsoft Office application language settings. However, this does not apply to customized columns as the language used for the names of customized columns does not depend on the Microsoft Office application language settings. To localize customized column names, see Step 7 (Optional): Localize the BDC Model File (Metadata.bdcm).

In the custom Outlook view definitions file, the only item you must localize is the view name, as shown in the following steps.

To localize the view name

  1. Open the custom view definitions file (ContosoCustomerView.ovd) by using Notepad or Microsoft Visual Studio.

  2. Replace the string value for the Viewname element with a localized string, as shown in the following markup.

    <Viewname>yourLocalizedString</Viewname>
    
  3. Save and close the file.

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