Bi-directional Language Features in Visual Studio
Visual Studio includes support for bi-directional features, which support Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi, Urdu, and other languages that are written right-to-left. The following topics describe the features you can use to create applications for these languages.
In This Section
- Bi-directional Features at Design Time in Visual Studio
- Information on working in Visual Studio and how it does (and does not) support bi-directional features.
- Arabic or Hebrew Text in Object Names
- Information on how you can use bi-directional text to assign names to objects.
- Saving and Opening Files with Encoding
- How to set the character encoding in files and work with encoded files.
- Creating Applications for Bi-directional Languages with Visual Studio
- Provides overview information on how bi-directional text can be used in different types of Visual Studio applications.
- Bi-directional Support for Windows Applications
- Provides summary information of how bi-directional text is supported in Windows applications.
- Creating Mirrored Windows Forms and Controls
- Describes how to create Windows forms and controls that are properly reversed for use with bi-directional languages.
- Creating Message Boxes for Bi-Directional Windows Applications
- Describes how to display Windows message boxes correctly for bi-directional languages.
- Bi-directional Support for Web Applications
- Provides summary information of how bi-directional text is supported in Web applications.
- Web Forms Controls in Bi-Directional Applications
- Lists issues with using bi-directional text with Web Forms controls.
- Globalizing and Localizing Applications
- Lists topics in Visual Studio that pertain to creating international applications.
- Localizing Applications
- Lists topics that describe how to create applications with region-specific content.
- Globalizing Applications
- Lists topics that pertain to creating applications that can be localized.
- Visual Studio .NET With Arabic Language Support
- This whitepaper on the Microsoft.com Web site provides details on support for Arabic in applications created with Visual Studio. It includes Arabic-specific information about text formatting, calendar support, Windows Forms and controls, Web Forms, culture-specific classes in the .NET Framework, and Crystal Reports.