Localize ASP.NET Web Forms Dashboard Control

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You can localize your applications - update their UI to match certain culture and language settings:

  • Translate UI element captions to a different language: dialog boxes, buttons, menu items, error messages, etc.
  • Format numbers, dates, and currencies according to specific culture settings.


View Example: Dashboard for ASP.NET Web Forms - Localization

Localize UI

DevExpress provides satellite resource assemblies for a variety of languages and cultures.

The DevExpress .NET Products installer registers assemblies for several cultures (German, Spanish, Japanese, and Russian) into the GAC, and also places them in the installation folder (“C:\Program Files (x86)\DevExpress 21.2\Components\Bin\Framework", by default). You can find these assemblies in the following subfolders:

Subfolder name Culture
de German
es Spanish
ja Japanese
ru Russian

To download satellite assemblies for other cultures, use the DevExpress Localization Service. This service allows you to modify existing translations, and compile and download satellite assemblies.

Modules to translate:

  • Dashboard.Core
  • Dashboard.Web
  • DataAccess
  • Web.Resources

After you get the translations, follow the steps below:

  1. Copy the folder that contains satellite assemblies (for example, “es”) to the application’s bin folder.
  2. Set a culture for the application. You can use declarative or programmatic approaches. See the following topic for a code example: Localize ASP.NET Controls using Satellite Resource Assemblies.

Localize Dates, Numbers, and Currencies

The ASP.NET Web Forms Dashboard control uses Globalize to format to dates, numbers, and currencies: