We want to change our client web part Title and Description depending on Supported locales(languages).

The Validation checklist for apps: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/jj938162(v=office.15).aspx "I have specified the supported locales for my app."

We are using these Supported locales

<SupportedLocale CultureName="en-US" /> 
<SupportedLocale CultureName="sv-SE" /> 

and these Resources


Inside them we use "App_Title", "AppPart_Title", "AppPart_Description".

Inside the Appmanifest.xml we use the App_Title to change the Title of the title tag, this works like it should.


But when we try the same thing inside our Client Web part we get a string "$Resources:AppPart_Title" and the same with "Resources:AppPart_Description" instead of the value.

<ClientWebPart Name="App" Title="$Resources:AppPart_Title" Description="$Resources:AppPart_Description" DefaultWidth="300" DefaultHeight="200"> 

We found most of the code from "How to: Localize apps for SharePoint". http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/fp179919(v=office.15).aspx and the sample "SharePoint 2013: Localize the app web, host web, and remote components of an app". http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/office/SharePoint-2013-Bookstore-328060fc#content

1 Answer 1


We solved our problem.

We were using Visual Studio 2012 and somehow 2012 version doesnt support $Resources:AppPart_Title inside client web part xml. When you publish the app you get the ".app" file and the "$Resources" inside client web part xml become "string type" instead of a link to a variable inside the Resource file.

We solved this by upgrading to Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate.

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