MultipleLocale element

The MultipleLocale element specifies whether the device metadata package supports multiple locales.




There are no attributes.

Text value

A boolean value that is true if the device metadata package supports multiple locales.

Child elements

There are no child elements.

Parent elements



The MetadataKey element specifies the attributes of the device metadata package.


<xs:element name="MultipleLocale" type ="xs:boolean" />


  • To specify that the metadata package supports multiple locales , set the MultipleLocale element to true. Only Windows 8 supports this element; this element is ignored in Windows 7. The device metadata package is treated as locale default = “true” if the device metadata package is loaded in Windows 8. This means that the device metadata package will be loaded to any locale PC, and the language neutral files will be used for the PC that locale is not specified in each folder.
  • If the MultipleLocale element flag is set to true, the locale element is not used for the ranking algorithm of matching in Windows 8. The locale element will be used only when the device metadata package gets loaded to a Windows 7 PC.
  • If there is both a single locale service metadata package and a multiple-locale service metadata package on a user's computer, Windows uses the multiple-locale service metadata package, if all other ranking values are the same.

Element information

Minimum supported system

Windows 8
Can be emptyYes

See also

Device Metadata Packages



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