Friday, April 6, 2012

SharePoint 2010 : Use Resouce(resx) file in a Multilingual site.


Our site is created using variations in both English and Spanish. Create a Visual Web Part which can use the resource file(.resx) to show different texts for different language.

Steps to achieve goal

  • Create a SharePoint project with name "Sample".
  • Add a web part with name "SampleWebPart".
  • Add a "Mapped Folder" to "Resources". 2 files needs to be added.
    1. SampleWebPart.en-US.resx - English version resource file. Add some text to the resource.
    2. - Spanish version resource file. Add some text to the resource.
  • At this point the project "Solution Explorer" will look like
  • For applying the resource, Open the Feature1 properties. And make the 2 changes shown in the below given image.
  • Use the HTML and C# Code below.
  • Once the above given steps are done, deploy the web part and They will display as below given image.

HTML - SampleWebPartUserControl.ascx

<h1><asp:Literal ID="ltrlTitle" runat="server" /></h1>
<hr />
    <asp:Literal ID="ltrlDescription" runat="server" />

C# - SampleWebPartUserControl.ascx.cs

#region System
using System;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;

namespace Sample.SampleWebPart
    /// <summary>
    /// Simple example to use Resouce file with English/Spanish language.
    /// </summary>
    public partial class SampleWebPartUserControl : UserControl
        #region Events

        /// <summary>
        /// Page Load
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="sender"></param>
        /// <param name="e"></param>
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            ltrlTitle.Text = LoadResource( ResourceName.Title );
            ltrlDescription.Text = LoadResource(ResourceName.Description);


        #region Resource Reader

        /// <summary>
        /// Name for the Version to be considered.
        /// NOTE :- Use exactly same "Name" as used in Resource(resx) file.
        /// </summary>
        public enum ResourceName

        /// <summary>
        /// Gets the text on the basis of "Name" in Resource(resx).
        /// </summary>
        private string LoadResource(ResourceName _resName)
            return Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities.SPUtility.GetLocalizedString("$Resources:" + _resName.ToString(),
            , (uint)System.Globalization.CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture.LCID); 


Happy Coding

Get all properties of Object using Javascript.


Assuming we are working on an a task. On a process we get an object. We don't know what exactly is there in the object or what properties the object is having. The javascript mentioned will print the list of properties of an object.


<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">       
    var _jsonObject = {"Property1":1,"Property2":"Simple String","Property3":true};

    var _html = "";
    for (var key in _jsonObject) {
        _html = _html + key + " : " + _jsonObject[key] + "<br />" ;