Half-Blood Programmer

Localization Helpers

After you decide to take the adventure of localizing a WinForms application, you should at first search for helpers, especially the free ones.

For me, the pains of translating is less than the pains with Visual Studio 2005 IDE. In order to reduce your pains, I suggest you install the following tools.

First, Resource Refactoring Tool from Microsoft.

http://www.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?ProjectName=ResourceRefactoring

Second, download a tool named ResEx

http://www.papadi.gr/resex.aspx
http://resex.codeplex.com/

The first one helps you to extract a hard coded string to a resource string in an RESX file. The second helps you to translate RESX files.

I will go on to translate my project. If I dig something new, I will soon post it here.

Stay tuned.

[Updated: Now there are even more tools available, such as http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/3b64e04c-e8de-4b97-8358-06c73a97cc68]

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2 thoughts on “Localization Helpers

  1. GG

    学英语学的真好啊,开博客专门给外国人看的?

    没想到在blogspot上又碰到你噢~