Sugestions for the Multilingual App Toolkit

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  • The Multilingual App Toolkit is a nice start, but I have some suggestions to make it even easier:

    1. Automatically create a multilanguage version from a normal app.
    2. Provide a tool to edit or at least export to .resjson

    Regarding 1:

    in a HTML file you have:

    <p>Hello World</p>

    The tool should:

    1. collect all strings
    2. create a "en-US" folder (or other default language), put in the resources.resjson like so:

    "string1": "Hello World", "_string1.source": "Hello World", // optional? "_string1.comment": "commentstring1" }

      3. manipulate the HTML to this (optional, some do it in JS):
    <p data-win-res="{textContent: 'string1'}">Hello World</p>


    This would be a great tool!

    Note: I posted this as a comment here: http://channel9.msdn.com/Series/Introducing-Windows-8/Introduction-to-the-Multilingual-App-Toolkit#c634898844330962154

    but than I found this forum and it is maybe better suited for this thread.

    Friday, November 30, 2012 8:01 PM

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  • Ideally the VS templates would created multi-language apps by default.  This is an issue for any developer wishing to add multi-language support to their apps even without the toolkit.  The toolkit does not change the developer's code as this is beyond the toolkit's design.

    Monday, December 17, 2012 6:34 PM