Cross-platform Localization for Native Mobile Apps with by Christopher Miller

By Christopher Miller

This publication walks the developer during the means of tailoring their apps so as to entice an international industry. Microsoft MVP Chris Miller steps you thru the method of permitting a number of language aid, whereas utilizing a unmarried shared set of language assets utilizing the .NET Framework. .NET makes it effortless to aid a number of languages and cultures.
Starting with an easy cellular software, the writer demonstrates the right way to adapt it for the Android, iOS, and home windows systems, exhibiting how one can deal with the localization with source documents and the way to deal with internationalization on each one platform.
Readers will how to attempt the applying for the localization help and the way to prevent universal pitfalls. utilizing Xamarin.Forms and visible Studio, the app might be carried out for Android, iOS, and home windows 10 UWP and ninety nine% of the code might be shared around the platforms.

What you'll Learn:

  • Localization and Internationalization and why they matter
  • How a number of languages are supported on each one platform
  • How cultural variations like dates and currencies are handled
  • How to take advantage of instruments like Microsoft’s Multilingual App Toolkit to regulate language resources
  • How to create an localized, cross-platform app with Android Studio, Xcode, Xamarin and visible Studio tools
  • How to get support translating the textual content from the application

Who This ebook Is For:
Mobile app builders presently writing local apps for home windows cell, Android, and iOS. The Android and iOS local apps may be written utilizing Xamarin and in addition with the local device kits, the home windows apps with the inventory visible Studio tools.

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Com adds a method named t() to all strings. resx files. resx files. ■■Note With the iOS LocalizedString() method, there is no compile time validation that the resource has been defined. If you misspell the name of the resource, it will compile without any errors and it will just use the resource name as the value of that resource. 30 CHAPTER 3 Working with Multilingual App Toolkit I have a thing for tools. —Tim Allen Multilingual App Toolkit Microsoft has a very handy tool for working with language translation files: the Multilingual App Toolkit, or MAT for short.

Resx file or did a rebuild. resx files is straightforward. resx extension. resx. resx file, three string values are defined: Name, Age, and Eye Color. resx files inside that folder. For a larger project, doing so keeps things tidy. © Christopher Miller 2017 C. 1007/978-1-4842-2466-3_2 21 Chapter 2 ■ Working with Resource Files To add the resource file, right-click the project name and select Add and then New Item (see Figure 2-1). resx file inside a folder, right-click the folder instead of the project name.

The locale). If it finds a match for that locale, it uses that set of string resources. If it can't match that locale, it tries to match on just the language. If that fails, the default resource file is used. cs file, but not the autogenerated properties. The code defined for the default language will be used for the additional languages. resx resource named MyText, it will be the class name for your string resources. resx file is created in a folder, it has the folder name as part of its namespace.

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