Neutral Resources Languages for Localization


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The NeutralResourcesLanguageAttribute class specifies the culture of the resources included in the main assembly. This attribute is used as a performance enhancement, so that the ResourceManager object does not search for resources that are included in the main assembly.

The following code shows how to set the neutral resources language. The code can be placed in either a build script or in the AssemblyInfo.vb or AssemblyInfo.cs file.

// Set neutral resources language for assembly.  
[assembly: NeutralResourcesLanguageAttribute("en")]  

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