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Implement Multi Language Support for Client Side Validations in ASP.NET 3.5

, 13 Apr 2009 CPOL
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This article demonstrates how to develop multi language page at server side as well as client side


This article talks about how to develop a multilingual web page in Visual Studio 2008 and enable client script exposed alert messages based on respective language.


A few days ago, I was working on my applications to enable them for multiple languages (English, French and Japanese) to address audiences of different regions.

Enabling an aspx page for multiple languages is very easy and for doing so, we need to maintain resource files (*.resx) for each and every language, and easily generate resource file(s).

To generate resource files, open aspx page in design mode, then go to Tools-->Generate Local resource.


This will create a meta resource key for all string values in a resource file and same entry inserted in markup, like:

<asp:Label ID="lblcname" runat="server" Text="Customer Name: *" 
	meta:resourcekey="lblcnameResource1" />

Now we need to override InitializeCulture at the page level:

protected override void InitializeCulture()
            string culture = string.Empty;
            culture = Request.Form["ddlLang"];
            if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(culture)) culture = "Auto";
            UICulture = culture;
            Page.Culture = culture;
            if (culture != "Auto")
                CultureInfo ci = new CultureInfo(culture);
                Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture = ci;
                Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture = ci;


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Anees is working as Sr. Team Lead based in Delhi(India).He is Post graduated in Computer applications and science.

He is having around 11 years of design,analysis and coding experience in Sharepoint, ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, SQL Server 2000/05, Reporting Services,Analysis Services,VB 6.0 and Crystal Reports.

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