GUI form support for multiple languages

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kerbob
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GUI form support for multiple languages

Post by kerbob » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:01 pm

One of the powershell GUI scripts I wrote the company wants me to make available in Spanish as well as English. Here are the ways I was thinking to accomplish this:
1.) Query the OS language. If Spanish, display Spanish verbiage. Else, use English. Con to this is that some Spanish speakers may use English as their OS default.
2.) Have two versions: one script that does english and one that does spanish. Con to this is knowing which version to deploy to a user's system.
3.) Always display English, but have a link at the bottom of the form "En español" that would switch the verbiage in the existing form and retain the preference in a config file.

Does anyone have an example of how to implement this or a recommended approach?

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Re: GUI form support for multiple languages

Post by jvierra » Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:17 pm

Make all strings virtual and load from a file. You can use Export/Import CliXml to do this. The issue you will have is making the form behave with different strings..

PowerShell has not support for MUI. It must be done by hand.

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