Tuesday, February 1, 2011

ASP.NET MVC with localization


                 The ASP.NET MVC Framework is a web application framework that implements the model-view-controller pattern.It is a proven pattern for web application

                Implementing localization in ASP.NET is different from ASP.NET MVC.In my previous post I described the better practices to go for  localization in ASP.NET, Now I am going to  explain  how we can achieve localization in ASP.NET MVC 2.0.

Step#1 :

  • Add Global Resource folder to your  solution
  • Right click on the folder and add new item
  • Add resource file in dialog box and rename it “Common Resource”
  • In the below picture you can able to see the Global list of Resource files which I have added to my solution


.      Add the Local Resource folder and add resource  files as I specified below .


                Add  resource keys and there values in resource file .Here I have  taken two resource files.One is en(English)  language and second one is te (telugu).For telugu language I have taken Google Telugu type help   and I have added  those values into telugu  resource file .




                     Add this code into global.asax .I have added this AcquireRequestState event .It will be better to add in Session Start event to improve the performance .

protected void Application_AcquireRequestState(object sender, EventArgs e)
           CultureInfo ci = new CultureInfo(Request.UserLanguages[0]);
           System.Threading.Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture = ci;
           System.Threading.Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture =



                 Right click on the resource file and go to the properties and change the properties values as I showed below.



Change the acess modifires internal to  public of each resource file


Run the application

       Before run the project  Change the UI culture in browser settings (I have changed to te[telugu]) .Now you can see the page with telugu language.