The Developer's Guide to Building Global Windows and Web Applications
by Guy Smith-Ferrier published by Addison-Wesley ISBN 0321341384

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Sample Chapters

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, Custom Cultures. 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.