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CategoryAttribute.GetLocalizedString Method

Looks up the localized name of the specified category.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

protected virtual string GetLocalizedString(
	string value


Type: System.String
The identifer for the category to look up.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The localized name of the category, or null if a localized name does not exist.

The Category property calls this method the first time it is accessed to look up the localized name for the specified category.

Notes to Inheritors

Override this method to add your own localized names to categories. If a localized string is available for the given value, the method should return it. Otherwise, call the base class's GetLocalizedString method to let the base class localize the string.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.