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Using resource files for Web Template:

  1. How to add a localized Title to a list instance?
  2. How to add a localized Title to a web part added in ONET.XML?
  3. how to add localized terms in a CEWP contents added in ONET.XML?
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Add the mapped folder called RESOURCES to you solution and then add you resx files there.

If you want to add your resx files in the App_GlobalResource folder in the IIS, then add an Empty Element to you solution, add your resx files to that and modify the SharePointSolutionItem.spdata to target the App_GlobalResource folder like so:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> 
<ProjectItem Type="Microsoft.VisualStudio.SharePoint.GenericElement" DefaultFile="Elements.xml" SupportedTrustLevels="All" SupportedDeploymentScopes="Web, Site, WebApplication, Farm, Package" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/2010/SharePointTools/SharePointProjectItemModel"> 
<Files> 
 <ProjectItemFile Source="Elements.xml" Target="App_GlobalResources\" Type="ElementManifest" /> 
 <ProjectItemFile Source="..\Resources\Contoso.resx" Type="AppGlobalResource"/>
 </Files> 
</ProjectItem> 

Then make sure there is a Feature which contains that Empty Element and that the Feature has its scope to WebApplication.

  • How to reference those resources in the example cases? – thomius Jan 6 '14 at 13:22
  • @thomius <property name="Title" type="string">$Resources:Contoso, MyWebPartTitle;</property> – user2536 Jan 6 '14 at 13:25
  • How the example 3: contents of CEWP? (or is it the same) – thomius Jan 6 '14 at 13:26
  • @thomius <Content xmlns="//schemas.microsoft.com/WebPart/v2/ContentEditor">$Resources:Contoso, MyCEWPText;</Content> – user2536 Jan 6 '14 at 13:32
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Create new "Import SharePoint Solution Package" from Installed templates project and select your web template that you import from sharepoint than add resource file to your solution:

  • add Resource File project items to your project. If you do not have to localize code in addition to the markup, you can instead add Global Resources Files.
  • Provide a name for the default language resource file.
  • Give the localized resource files the same name appended with the language-specific culture ID. For example, MyAppResources.de-DE.resx for German and MyAppResources.ja-JP.resx for Japanese.
  • Set the Deployment Type property of each resource file to AppGlobalResource. This causes the resource files to deploy to the App_GlobalResources folder, where they are available to all ASPX pages and controls in the solution. The App_GlobalResources folder is located in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\\App_GlobalResources. Then replace all string in all artifacts(list, modules, pages..) to use your new resource file. Examples how to localize list instances, web parts you can find using this link.
  • How to reference those resources in the example cases? – thomius Jan 6 '14 at 13:22
  • For example for list instance name: Name="$Resources:MyResources,ListInstance_News" MyResources - name of the resources file (as described below) ListInstance_News - the resource entry And the name of Resources file (for the entry above) for English should be: MyResources.en-US.resx – Andrey Ungur Jan 6 '14 at 13:25

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