Going to TechEd Europe 2010 in Berlin ? Come and see my session (WEB307) How To Make your Silverlight 4 Application World Ready. This is the same session I'm doing at the 34th Internationalization and Unicode Conference (#IUC34, where it is called How To Achieve World-Ready Domination In Silverlight 4) and I did last night at the Silverlight UK User Group (where it was called Internationalizing Silverlight 4). Here's the abstract:-
So you've written your Silverlight application and you want it to work in another language ? Then this session is for you. World-Readiness is all of the work that a developer needs to do to globalize an application and make it localizable (i.e. capable of being localized). Whereas these concepts are well established in Windows Forms and ASP.NET, Silverlight is not only a cut-down version of the .NET Framework but also cross platform and client-side. In this session you will learn how to localize Silverlight applications using .resx files, download culture-specific resources on demand so that users only download resources for the culture they need, understand what System.Globalization types and properties Silverlight does not support and why, what globalization and font support you can expect on Windows and the Mac, what the Silverlight installation user experience is for non-English users and what language support you can expect from the Silverlight framework.