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 identifier 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.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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