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InputLanguageManager Class

Provides facilities for managing input languages in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).

Namespace:  System.Windows.Input
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public sealed class InputLanguageManager : DispatcherObject
You cannot directly create an instance of this class in XAML.

Additional languages can be registered by using the Regional and Language Options control panel. From the Languages tab, select "Text Services and input languages", then click the "Details" button to register additional languages. The following dialog appears.

Text services and input languages dialog.

The following example demonstrates how to use an InputLanguageManager to set the input language of a TextBox element.

InputLanguageManager.SetInputLanguage(myTextBox, CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("fr"));
tb2.Text = "Available Input Languages:";
lb1.ItemsSource = InputLanguageManager.Current.AvailableInputLanguages;
tb3.Text = "Input Language of myTextBox is " + InputLanguageManager.GetInputLanguage(myTextBox).ToString();
tb4.Text = "CurrentCulture is Set to " + this.Dispatcher.Thread.CurrentCulture.Name.ToString();


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0