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Validate strings in Resx files for all languages

By , 23 Sep 2008
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Introduction

The .NET framework provides support for language localization using resx files. This tool helps to cross check the resx files for various languages, in a GridView. The code is based on .NET 3.5.

Background

For localization using satellite assemblies, please refer to: .NET - Localization using Resource file.

Using the code

With this utility, the user can select multiple resx files and validate if keys exist in all languages. It highlights the errors visibly in red so that a developer can quickly fix the resx files. The utility itself is a couple of lines of code.. thanks to LINQ and .NET 3.5.

void ParseFiles(string[] fileNames)
{
    int marker = 1;
    
    foreach (string file in fileNames)
    {

        XElement xElement = XElement.Load(file);

        IEnumerable<XElement> data = 
            from text in xElement.Elements("data")
            select text;

        foreach (XElement node in data)
        {
            string key = node.FirstAttribute.Value;

            int value = dictionary.ContainsKey(key)? dictionary[key]:0;

            dictionary[key] = value | marker;
        }

        marker = marker << 1;
    }
}

Points of interest

The code uses LINQ, and really looks neat and clean for the purpose.

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

About the Author

nkrscorpio
Software Developer
United States United States
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Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralBest Localization Plug-in for Visual Studio. PinmemberAlexander Nesterenko17-Dec-08 21:45 
GeneralZeta Resource Editor ;-) PinsitebuilderUwe Keim23-Sep-08 20:54 
GeneralRe: Zeta Resource Editor ;-) Pinmembernkrscorpio24-Sep-08 7:16 
You stole the show Uwe Keim. This is exactly what I wanted to develop.

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