Languages natively. The document at
Discusses this situation. It is clearly mentioned that
Portal Server 2003 does not support a mixture of different localized
portal servers on the server farm, nor does it support a mixture of
different localized Windows Server 2003 servers. All servers running
Windows Server 2003 in a farm topology must be in the same language,
and all servers running SharePoint Portal Server 2003 in a server farm
must be in the same language
Still, if you want to perform localization in webparts for whatever reasons, it is simple to do so.
We will create a simple MOSS 2007 webpart with localization support.
Healthcare.de.resx for German
Healthcare.fr.resx for French
Note that you cannot add App_GlobalResources to the project since it is only valid for the web sites
And not the class library projects.
We will pick the language settings from the web.config file. Add the following tag to the
<appsettings> section of the web.config file of your sharepoint web site.
<add key=culture value="de-DE">
Add the following class variables to your webpart source file.
CultureInfo cult = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture(ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings["culture"]);
This will create a CultureInfo object based on the language settings in the web.config file.
In the constructor of your webpart add a line like this
rm = new ResourceManager("CustomWebParts.HealthCare", this.GetType().Assembly);
Where HealthCare is the name of your resource file ex HealthCare.resx and HealthCare.de.resx
And CustomWebParts is the namespace of your webpart.
Basically this line creates a resource manager for the specific resource file.
Now we will load all the strings which are used in the webpart source to the resource file.
This is fairly easy.
Now to load strings at any point in the webpart source we will use the GetString() method of
ResourceManager class. For Ex
protected override void CreateChildControls()
this.Title = rm.GetString("CarePlan", cult);
This method sets the title of the webpart to the appropriate language based on the web.config file
The above localization is not specific to sharepoint instead it's an asp.net 2.0 feature.
I can mail the source code of the webpart to anyone if needed.
Send your suggestions and comments.
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Is it possible to implement a controll, to change language MOSS language.
In back end it should load a resource files based on choosen language.
Thank in advance (we are ready to pay for this solution)
Will this code work for Sharepoint 2003 as well? I am trying to make my custom webpart read the value from appsettings of the web.config.
I learnt about localization(static contents) of custom wep-parts using resource file.
But now the wuestion is how the dynamic contents ( contents from web services/SQL Databases /Sharepoint lists etc) can be localised on run-time depending on the language selected.
Please do let me know any inputs in this regard or any reference links.
Thanks in Advance