LocalizableAttribute Class
 

Specifies whether a property should be localized. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace:   System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

SystemObject
   SystemAttribute
    System.ComponentModelLocalizableAttribute

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.All)]
public sealed class LocalizableAttribute : Attribute
[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets::All)]
public ref class LocalizableAttribute sealed : Attribute
[<Sealed>]
[<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.All)>]
type LocalizableAttribute = 
    class
        inherit Attribute
    end
<AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.All)>
Public NotInheritable Class LocalizableAttribute
	Inherits Attribute
NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod LocalizableAttribute

Initializes a new instance of the LocalizableAttribute class.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubproperty

Gets a value indicating whether a property should be localized.

System_CAPS_pubproperty

When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.(Inherited from Attribute.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethod Equals

Returns whether the value of the given object is equal to the current LocalizableAttribute.(Overrides AttributeEquals.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetHashCode

Returns the hash code for this instance.(Overrides AttributeGetHashCode.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetType

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod IsDefaultAttribute

Determines if this attribute is the default.(Overrides AttributeIsDefaultAttribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod Match

When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod ToString

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubfield System_CAPS_static Default

Specifies the default value, which is No. This static field is read-only.

System_CAPS_pubfield System_CAPS_static No

Specifies that a property should not be localized. This static field is read-only.

System_CAPS_pubfield System_CAPS_static Yes

Specifies that a property should be localized. This static field is read-only.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetIDsOfNames

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetTypeInfo

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeGetTypeInfoCount

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).(Inherited from Attribute.)

System_CAPS_pubinterface System_CAPS_privmethod _AttributeInvoke

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.(Inherited from Attribute.)

When code is generated for a component, members that are marked with the LocalizableAttribute set to true have their property values saved in resource files. You can localize these resource files without modifying the code.

By default, members that have no localizable attribute or are marked with the LocalizableAttribute set to false will have their property values persisted to code, if the data type allows. Otherwise, if the main component is set to Localizable, all properties will be persisted to the resource file. The default is false.

System_CAPS_noteNote

When you mark a property with the LocalizableAttribute set to true, the value of this attribute is set to the constant member Yes. For a property marked with the LocalizableAttribute set to false, the value is No. Therefore, when you want to check the value of this attribute in your code, you must specify the attribute as LocalizableAttributeYes or LocalizableAttributeNo.

For more information, see Extending Metadata Using Attributes.

The following example marks a property as needing to be localized.

[Localizable(true)]
 public int MyProperty {
    get {
       // Insert code here.
       return 0;
    }
    set {
       // Insert code here.
    }
 }
<Localizable(True)> _
Public Property MyProperty() As Integer
    Get
        ' Insert code here.
        Return 0
    End Get
    Set
        ' Insert code here.
    End Set 
End Property
public:
   property int MyProperty 
   {
      [Localizable(true)]
      int get()
      {
         // Insert code here.
         return 0;
      }

      void set( int value )
      {
         // Insert code here.
      }
   }

The next example shows how to check the value of the LocalizableAttribute for MyProperty. First, the code gets a PropertyDescriptorCollection with all the properties for the object. Then, the code gets MyProperty from the PropertyDescriptorCollection. Next, it returns the attributes for this property and saves them in the attributes variable.

Finally, the code sets myAttribute to the value of the LocalizableAttribute in the AttributeCollection and checks whether the property needs to be localized.

// Gets the attributes for the property.
AttributeCollection attributes = 
TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(this)["MyProperty"].Attributes;

// Checks to see if the property needs to be localized.
LocalizableAttribute myAttribute = 
(LocalizableAttribute)attributes[typeof(LocalizableAttribute)];
if(myAttribute.IsLocalizable) {
// Insert code here.
}
' Gets the attributes for the property.
Dim attributes As AttributeCollection = TypeDescriptor.GetProperties(Me)("MyProperty").Attributes

' Checks to see if the property needs to be localized.
Dim myAttribute As LocalizableAttribute = CType(attributes(GetType(LocalizableAttribute)), LocalizableAttribute)
If myAttribute.IsLocalizable Then
     ' Insert code here.
End If
// Gets the attributes for the property.
AttributeCollection^ attributes = TypeDescriptor::GetProperties( this )[ "MyProperty" ]->Attributes;

// Checks to see if the property needs to be localized.
LocalizableAttribute^ myAttribute = dynamic_cast<LocalizableAttribute^>(attributes[ LocalizableAttribute::typeid ]);
if ( myAttribute->IsLocalizable )
{
   // Insert code here.
}
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

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

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