Localization in custom controls RRS feed

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  • User-294030300 posted


    Are there any good articles/concepts to know of when trying to setup localization in a custom control?  I was creating a control that varies based on the locale, and so I wanted to build-in some of the features using the localization in the control directly, instead of using local resources outside in the page.


    Thursday, August 24, 2006 11:16 AM

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  • User-503940700 posted


    Localization is an applicaiton (or Page) wide concept. You custom control will need to be "localizable" when the Culture and UICulture of the thread changes. Implementing this on a control level is not recommended as you need to specify the location of resource files etc. too.

    Hope this helps,



    Sunday, August 27, 2006 11:58 AM
  • User-294030300 posted

    Thanks for your reply.

    But to a point, you may have to use resources and localization; I was thinking of building an address control, which has line 1-3, city, state, zip, etc.  However, addresses are in various formats for different countries, such as variations in the zip code.  I would think some support for localization would be needed...

    Monday, August 28, 2006 8:11 AM