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Localizing Applications 

Localization is the process of customizing your application for a given culture or locale. Localization consists primarily of translating the user interface.

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Hierarchical Organization of Resources for Localization

Explains how localized resources are stored and accessed in Visual Studio.

Security and Localized Satellite Assemblies

Discusses signing satellite assemblies with public-private key pairs.

Version Numbers for Main and Localized Satellite Assemblies

Introduces the SatelliteContractVersionAttribute class, which determines which satellite assemblies work with an application's main assembly.

Neutral Resources Languages for Localization

Introduces the NeutralResourcesLanguageAttribute class, which specifies the culture of the resources included in an application's main assembly.

Related Sections

Introduction to International Applications Based on the .NET Framework

Discusses the concepts related to developing software for an international market using Visual Basic or Visual C#.

Globalizing Windows Forms

Provides links to pages about creating Windows applications that support multiple cultures.

ASP.NET Globalization and Localization

Provides links to pages about creating Web applications that support multiple cultures.

Best Practices for Developing World-Ready Applications

Provides information on programming for an international audience, such as design issues and terminology.

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