Managing a large number of RESX files RRS feed

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  • I'm localizing a medium-size desktop app and am a little concerned about the large number of resource files and how to manage them. The solution contains some 300 RESX files that have to be translated to 7 languages, bringing the total number of RESX files to 2400. VS creates a separate RESX file of every single form and scatters them "all over the place", yet I can't find any tools either in VS or elsewhere to manage the resources. I'm using a thrid-party (one or several) localization company.

    1) How do I easily extract the 300 default RESX files scattered across the 782 folders in my solution?
    2) How do I copy the 2100 translated RESX files to the correct locations when I get them back from the translator?
    3) How do I tag the resource files that have changed since the last translation?

    I doubt that I'm the first struggling with these questions, so before I start to write tools for managing RESX files, I thought I'd ask around if anyone has a solution.

    -- Rubio
    • Moved by jack 321 Thursday, September 25, 2008 3:36 AM off topic (Moved from Visual C# IDE to Off-Topic Posts (Do Not Post Here))
    Monday, September 22, 2008 10:15 AM



    Hello Rubio, 

    Thank you for your post!  I would suggest posting your question in one of the Visual Studio Forum located here:  http://forums.asp.net/default.aspx?GroupID=35

    Have a great day!

    Vijay Mullick Tier 2 Application Support Server and Tools Online Engineering Live Services Team
    • Proposed as answer by Vijay Mullick Thursday, November 6, 2008 1:23 PM
    • Marked as answer by Vijay Mullick Friday, December 5, 2008 5:32 AM
    Thursday, November 6, 2008 1:23 PM