Two sample chapters are available for download: Chapter 3 and Chapter 11. The Chapter 11 sample includes the complete Table Of Contents and Preface.
The first sample chapter is Chapter 3,
An Introduction To Internationalization
This chapter covers the basics of internationalization using Visual Studio 2005
and the .NET Framework 2.0. The chapter uses a Windows Forms 2.0 example to cover
the basics but the information is intended as a grounding for both Windows Forms
applications and ASP.NET applications using either Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET
Framework 2.0 or Visual Studio 2003 and the .NET Framework 1.1. Subjects which are
specific to Windows Forms are covered in Chapter 4, Windows Forms Specifics. Subjects
which are specific to ASP.NET applications are covered in Chapter 5, ASP.NET Specifics.
The second sample chapter is Chapter 11,
This advanced chapter covers
the creation of new cultures using the .NET Framework 2.0. This powerful new feature
can be used to create replacement cultures for changing undesirable defaults, new
cultures for language/region pairs which are not defined by the .NET Framework (e.g. Spanish (United States)), new cultures for languages and/or regions which are unknown
to the .NET Framework (e.g. Bengali (Bangladesh)), new cultures for pseudo translation,
new cultures for company-specific language dialects and finally for exporting cultures
from versions of Windows where the culture is known to versions of Windows where
the culture is unknown.