International Features

The .NET Framework and the invaluable international support it offers are topics that have been discussed extensively throughout Part II, "Globalization," and Part III,"Localizability." For that reason, that information will not be repeated here. The .NET Framework class library provides classes and methods that make it easier for you to build world-ready applications. Within the .NET Framework class library, the most significant namespaces for internationalization are shown in Table 19-1.

Table 19-1 Namespaces within the .NET Framework class library, used for internationalization.

Namespace

Description

System.Resources

Includes information on retrieving translated resources by culture.

System.Globalization

Contains culture-related information, including calendars, format patterns for dates, currency, and numbers, and sort order for strings.

System.Text

Includes encodings such as UTF-8, UTF-16, and Windows code pages.

System.DateTime

Includes DateTime.ToString for conversion of dates to strings.

System.Drawing

Includes GDI+ basic graphics functionality. More advanced functionality is available inSystem.Drawing.Drawing2D, System.Draw-ing. Imaging, and System.Drawing.Text.

All of these classes and methods are explained in more detail throughout Part II, "Globalization."



Microsoft Corporation - Developing International Software
Developing International Software
ISBN: 0735615837
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 198

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