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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 CTP3 is Available

    Visual Studio 2012 Update (VSUpdate) is our way of delivering fixes and, in some cases, new features to our VS2012 customers. The latest Community Technical Preview (CTP) is available for download now. See the ALM and TFS blog post for more information.
  • Blog Post: What's New in Windows Installer 4.5: Overview

    The What's New section of the Windows Installer 4.5 CHM available in the downloads section of the Windows Installer 4.5 Beta Connect site has technical details of new functionality and changes as usual, but now that we can talk about Windows Installer 4.5 I wanted to provide an overview of the new functionality...
  • Blog Post: How Windows Installer uses Languages

    Language support in Windows Installer can be confusing until you understand how Windows Installer queries for and uses languages. Some wonder why Windows Installer packages have two different places to set the language. Some wonder why, for example, localized packages install using a different language...
  • Blog Post: New Locale-dependent C Runtime Functions

    In "POSIX" style locale support on Windows? , Michael Kaplan, the Technical Lead for Windows Globalization, describes the existing locale-dependent functions in the C Runtime (CRT) as "unwieldy". To compare strings, for example, using a different locale than is currently set for the process or thread...
  • Blog Post: The Differences between Locales and Languages

    In a recent change - while we were still known as Developer Division Sustained Engineering - I addressed a functional change that relied on locales instead of languages for MUI support. I see this mistake a lot in developer forums and so I wanted to address what the difference was between a locale and...
  • Blog Post: Improvements to Localization in Visual Studio 2005

    Designing and developing applications for the global economy can often be difficult, but the .NET Framework made globalization and localization much more simple. In Visual Studio 2005 resources are handled a little bit differently, providing you - the application developer - a class you can easily use...
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