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RESX to XLS conversion for multi-language support

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Easily convert your RESX projects files to Excel and back to localized RESX

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Introduction

Do you need to localize your RESX files and don't want to open them one file at a time, clean them of unused keys, localize them etc., etc.? Then Resx2Xls is for you.

  1. Open Resx2xls. Click on "Create new Excel document...," select your Project Root and follow the wizard. Done!!
  2. Fill your Excel file with your localized key values or just send it to your translator.
  3. Now, do you want to create the localized RESX files from the filled Excel workbook? Open Resx2xls, click on "Generate resx files...," select your Excel file, click Next and then click Finish. Done!!
  4. Have you updated your project after your resource files were modified/added/removed/updated? No problem. Open Resx2xls, click on "Update your Excel document...," click Next, select your Project Root and Excel document and click Finish. Done!!

Thanks go to Manish Ranjan Kumar and his WizardBase control. It has helped me to give the application a more decent style.

Background

I was frustrated with copying my project resource files created in VS 2005, cleaning them of unused keys and then localizing them one file at a time. This tool should help you to just point and click at your project and obtain an Excel file filled with all of the strings of ALL of your resource files. After compiling the XLS with the translations, I wanted to convert all of the keys back into localized RESX files. I hope this helps!

Points of interest

I've had some problems loading resources with the ResxResourceReader class. I've noticed that if you have an image resource stored in the resource file, the path of the image in the XML document is relative to the document itself, not the project. Opening from another directory, i.e. Resx2xls bin, I get a "cannot parse" path exception. This was solved by setting the BasePath property of the resource reader with the path to the RESX file.

History

  • 25-7-2007: Article edited and posted to the main CodeProject article base
  • 5-7-2007: Added wizard
  • 4-7-2007: First release

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Marco Roello
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Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralOttimo lavoro... Pin
Nicola Costantini21-Jan-08 4:59
memberNicola Costantini21-Jan-08 4:59 
GeneralExcellent work Pin
Ethan Huang19-Sep-07 23:13
memberEthan Huang19-Sep-07 23:13 
GeneralRe: Excellent work Pin
umurlu1-Dec-08 21:05
memberumurlu1-Dec-08 21:05 
GeneralCOMException: Old format or invalid type library Pin
marco vervoort10-Jul-07 21:18
membermarco vervoort10-Jul-07 21:18 
GeneralRe: COMException: Old format or invalid type library Pin
Kerdal17-Jul-07 7:18
memberKerdal17-Jul-07 7:18 
GeneralRe: COMException: Old format or invalid type library Pin
marco vervoort17-Jul-07 21:16
membermarco vervoort17-Jul-07 21:16 
GeneralRe: COMException: Old format or invalid type library Pin
uswebpro218-Aug-08 2:09
memberuswebpro218-Aug-08 2:09 
Generalresource editor with multi language support Pin
edwin_vermeer10-Jul-07 2:39
memberedwin_vermeer10-Jul-07 2:39 
ResEx is a nice resource editor with support for multiple languages. What you can do with it:

Translate values side by side (just like the old time classic VB6 resource editor)
Lock specific strings so that translator does not translate them
Restrict length of translating strings
Ensure correct translation of strings with placeholders {0} {1} ...
Warnings about shortcut characters (string containing &)
View resource strings in tree form
Translate resources without Visual Studio IDE
Search inside resource files while translating

You can find it here:
http://www.papadi.gr/projects/resex.aspx


GeneralRe: resource editor with multi language support Pin
Marco Roello22-Jul-07 21:36
memberMarco Roello22-Jul-07 21:36 

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