LangLib Instructions

Windows Forms

Inheritance from a System.Windows.Forms.Form should be changed as follows:

using VPKSoft.LangLib;

 

namespace WindowsFormsApplication1
{
    public partial class Form1 : DBLangEngineWinforms
    {
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
            DBLangEngine.DBName = "WindowsFormsApplication1.sqlite";
            if (Utils.ShouldLocalize() != null)
            {
                DBLangEngine.InitalizeLanguage("WindowsFormsApplication1.Messages", Utils.ShouldLocalize(), false);
                return; // After localization don't do anything more.
            }


            DBLangEngine.InitalizeLanguage("WindowsFormsApplication1.Messages");

 

WPF / XAML

With WPF the inheritance is a bit more complex procedure, but once done it stays..

using VPKSoft.LangLib;

namespace WPFApplication1
{
    /// <summary>
    /// Interaction logic for Window1.xaml
    /// </summary>
    public partial class Window1: VPKSoft.LangLib.DBLangEngineWPF
    {
        public Window1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();

            DBLangEngine.DBName = "WPFApplication1.sqlite";
            if (Utils.ShouldLocalize() != null)
            {
                DBLangEngine.InitalizeLanguage("WPFApplication1.Messages", Utils.ShouldLocalize(), false);
                return; // After localization don't do anything more.
            }
            DBLangEngine.InitalizeLanguage("WPFApplication1.Messages");

 

After this we need to modify the xaml:

<VPKSoft:DBLangEngineWPF x:Name="Window1" x:Class="WPFApplication1.Window1"
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
        xmlns:VPKSoft="clr-namespace:VPKSoft.LangLib;assembly=VPKSoft.LangLib"
        Title="LangLibTestWPF" Height="309" Width="460" Icon="images/VPKSoft.ico">

 

 

So we link the Langlib library to the xaml by giving it a a xml namespace. NOTE: The namespace does not need to be VPKSoft.

xmlns:VPKSoft="clr-namespace:VPKSoft.LangLib;assembly=VPKSoft.LangLib"

After that we inherit the change the Window1: Window to

VPKSoft:DBLangEngineWPF

Just remember to keep those VPKSoft's as in VPKSoft == VPKSoft..

 

Program.cs

We need to modify this file so that the localization "dump" may take place.

For Windows Forms

using VPKSoft.LangLib;

namespace WindowsFormsApplication1
{
    static class Program
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// The main entry point for the application.
        /// </summary>
        [STAThread]
        static void Main()
        {
            Application.EnableVisualStyles();
            Application.SetCompatibleTextRenderingDefault(false);
            if (Utils.ShouldLocalize() != null) // Localize and exit.
            {
                new Form1();
                return;
            }
            Application.Run(new Form1());
        }
    }
}

So we don't let the application to start if a command line parameter --dbLang or --dbLang=cu-RE (ISO 639-1) was given.

 

For WPF / XAML

using VPKSoft.LangLib;

namespace WPFApplication1
{
    /// <summary>
    /// Interaction logic for App.xaml
    /// </summary>
    public partial class App : Application
    {
        private void Application_Startup(object sender, StartupEventArgs e)
        {
            if (Utils.ShouldLocalize() != null) // Localize and exit.
            {
                new Window1();
                System.Diagnostics.Process.GetCurrentProcess().Kill(); // self kill after localization
                return;
            }
        }
    }
}

So with WPF we instruct the application to "kill self" if a command line parameter --dbLang or --dbLang=cu-RE (ISO 639-1) was given.

 

One embedded resource 

As the was some talk about not needing any resources, a one is required.

This is to store the inside application messages such as a message shown in a MessageBox.

You may name it anything you want. Here is a sample:

 

Just remember to call the LangLib with the right resource name. If your application namespace is for example WindowsFormsApplication1 

you should tell the application to initialize with a the resource name:

DBLangEngine.InitalizeLanguage("WindowsFormsApplication1.Messages");

 

Download as a document

There are to document formats which I will support. One is LibreOffice (.odt) and another is

Portable Document Format (.pdf). If you wish, you can edit the LibreOffice file and send it to me

for an update.

 

That's it

I hope this help file was instructional enough to start localizing. tongue-out