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Localizing Applications


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

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.

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.

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.