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Globalization in WPF

, 17 Jun 2014
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Create a multilingual application WPF


How can we create a multilingual application in WPF?


This code is developed in VS2012.

Using the Code

Create a new WPF Application Project. By default, you will get App.xaml & MainWindow.xaml forms.


Now create a new ClassLibrary project in the same solution for resource files. You can also create resource files in the same project.

And add Resource files in that ClassLibrary. I have added 2 in my project named as Language.resx (for English) and (for German). Mention your lables, buttons, etc. translations in those files. And make the Access Modifier as PUBLIC

Build your class Library and add reference in WPF project.

Now open App.xaml code behind and write the below lines in default constructor:

By default, I have mentioned de-DE as culture. For English, you can leave it blank.

Now open MainWindow.xaml and design the page as per your requirement. But add the namespace of class library in Window tag as per below:

Now bind the controls as per their content, as per below screen:

And now run the application. That's it................enjoy programming.


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About the Author

Vipul Bhatnagar
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India India
Having working experience of 8+ Years in IT , major experience is in Banking/Finance , Engineering, e-Commerce web development.
Worked with .NET, SharePoint. Having good command on SharePoint 2010, ASP.NET with C# , C#, VB.NET, Ajax, JavaScript, WPF, Web Services, Window Services, MS SQL Server.

Comments and Discussions

QuestionLanguage change at runtime? PinmemberMaximilian Haru Raditya19-Jun-14 9:33 
AnswerRe: Language change at runtime? PinmemberVipul Bhatnagar19-Jun-14 19:22 
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