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Localize Reports in the End-User Report Designer

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This document describes how to use the End-User Report Designer to localize a report for different target languages and cultures.

To localize a report, open it in the End-User Report Designer and specify a report language other than the Default. Change the text, sizes, and locations of the reporting controls and save the report. All language-specific changes are saved with the report. When a Document Viewer loads a localized report, the document contains modifications that match the application's culture.

Perform the following actions to localize a report:

  1. In the End-User Report Designer Ribbon switch to the View tab and select the language in the drop-down list in the Localization group.

    localize-report-winforms-eud-ribbon

  2. Set the Show Localizable Properties option to display only localizable properties in the Property Grid.

    localize-report-winforms-eud-ribbon-checkbox

  3. Edit the report layout and change the controls' property values. You can move and resize a control.

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  4. Click the dialog box launcher to invoke the Localization Editor. It allows you to change text strings in the report and expedite the translation process.

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  5. Save the report. Localized values are stored in the REPX file.

When you load a localized report, use the Language drop-down list in the View ribbon tab, Localization group to switch to the localized version.

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Review the Localize Reports article for more information.