Step 6: Select Language and Localization Settings

Select one or more languages for your application.

Iron Speed Designer creates multi-lingual and multi-cultural applications.  If multiple languages are selected, your application will be created with multiple language translation files (RESX resource files) included in your application.  The selected languages also appear in the Upper Tool Bar.

At application run-time, the language selected on the Upper Tool Bar determines the culture-specific lookup of resource data, such as text strings.  The selected language indicates the RESX file to load at application run-time containing user interface strings.  The Format value determines everything else, such as date formatting and number formatting.

The text strings themselves are located in a RESX resource file created by Iron Speed Designer for your application.  Complete details on how to modify the resource text strings is in “Error and Validation Message Strings” section of the “Localizing (Internationalizing) Your Application”.

Iron Speed provides standard English language string resource files.  As a courtesy to developers, resource files for other languages from third-party providers may be included with Iron Speed Designer.  While Iron Speed doesn’t provide support for these additional language files, we hope you’ll find them useful if your particular language is among those provided.



Text direction

Depending on the direction  you select, Iron Speed Designer automatically switches the text direction displayed in pages created in Iron Speed Designer.  This change is applied to pages using the page style designated in the Page Style step of Application Wizard.


The culture encoding for your application.  The culture encoding format determines many aspects of your .NET application, including currency, date, and number format.  Your application uses these settings at run-time to determine proper operation.

See Also

Application Wizard

Step 1: Select the Application Type

Step 2: Select a Web Page Style

Step 3: Select a Database

Step 4: Select Pages to Create

Step 5: Select Virtual Primary Keys and Virtual Foreign Keys

Step 6: Select Language and Localization Settings

Step 7: Name Your Application

Step 8: Build Your Application