SharePoint Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for SharePoint enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have a product list which stores English descriptions for each field.

How can i implement/architect a multi-language feature to provide the same product in French ?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

You can use localization which is a .NET feature to provide resources based on the culture of the user.

This MSDN article explains localization in context to SharePoint development (

You can generate two resource lists, one in english and one in French. Then you can tell the feature to display the Strings based on the client browsers culture (eg en-us).

Here is an article from MSDN specifically about localizing a feature (

...interestingly enough, the MSDN site uses localization too. See the link above specifies (en-us, english united states), if we change it to fr-fr: we can see the article in French too.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.