Tag Archives: localization

Initialize TextBox contents for the computer’s locale in C#

Suppose you place numeric, currency, date, and time values in TextBox controls at run time. At design time, the program may have trouble reading those values if the computer running the program is not using the same locale that you … Continue reading

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Display locale-aware sample dates and currency values in C#

This program uses the following simple CultureData class to store information about a locale. // A class to store cultre data. public class CultureData { // The CultureInfo. public CultureInfo Info; // Initializing constructor. public CultureData(CultureInfo info) { Info = … Continue reading

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Make locale-aware methods use a new culture at runtime in C#

The example Change program locale at runtime in C# explains how to change a program’s locale and reload its controls for the new locale. However, that doesn’t change the thread’s current culture, which determines the formats used by locale-aware methods … Continue reading

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List available culture codes in C#

This example shows how you can make a list of the culture codes that are available on the system. Several C# Helper examples deal with globalization including Localize a program in C#. To localize a program, you need to specify … Continue reading

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Display the local time and GMT in C#

This example uses a Timer to execute the following code every half second. // Update the clocks. private void tmrClock_Tick(object sender, EventArgs e) { // Display the local time. DateTime now = DateTime.Now; lblLocalTime.Text = now.ToLongTimeString(); lblLocalDate.Text = now.ToShortDateString(); // … Continue reading

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Get date format information for the computer’s locale in C#

The System.Globalization namespace’s InstalledUICulture object provides lots of static methods giving information about numeric, date, and time formatting for the computer’s locale. This example adds a bunch of these values to a ListView control. The following code shows how the … Continue reading

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Display sample formats for different locales in C#

This example loops through the system’s defined locales and displays sample numbers, currency values, dates, and times in each. When the program starts, the following code executes. private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) { float float_value = 1234.56f; decimal dec_value … Continue reading

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Change program locale at runtime in C#

This example lets you change program locale at runtime so you can test localized programs. The example Test localized programs in C# explains how you can make a program select a specific locale when it starts so you can test … Continue reading

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Test localized programs in C#

The example Localize a program in C# explains how you can localize a program so it displays different user interfaces depending on the system’s locale. After you localize it, the program automatically selects the correct locale at runtime. Because it … Continue reading

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Localize a program in C#

Globalization is the process of building an application that can be used by users from different cultures. Localization is the process of customizing a globalized application for a specific culture. To localize an application: Build an application as usual. Place … Continue reading

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