Has anyone managed to get the locale ID for the context of an instance of a Content Query Web Part in XSL, without extending the class?

DataViewWebParts have a Language parameter passed in, but CQWP doesn't have this.

Even if there's a way to pass in the LCID via the CommonViewFields somehow would make it accessable in the XSL...

(This is all for MOSS).

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You can use ParameterBindings to this purpose.

<ParameterBinding Name="Language" Location="Resource(wss,language_value)" />

This will return "en-us" for English locale in xsl:param "Language". Also, you can pass whole resource values this way.

You can read more about this in Stefan Stanev's blog:


  • Excellent, this is exactly what I was after. Cheers!
    – James Love
    Commented Apr 8, 2011 at 17:34
  • This is great, however I can't find the Language_value key on the wss resource file, did you do it manually ? thanks
    – Renzo
    Commented Apr 14, 2011 at 12:16
  • no, it's ootb in my C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80\App_GlobalResources\wss.resx file. Commented Apr 14, 2011 at 19:51

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