Add-in localization not working

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Add-in localization not working
 
Ionut Adrian




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Joined: 2021-06-21
Hi there,

I have a basic PowerPoint add-in, with Localizable property of the add-in module set to true and a couple of buttons in ribbon.

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I added Spanish localization in Language property of the add-in module and renamed the caption of the groups/buttons.

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I can see the AddinModule.es.resx file in the project, so everything seems fine.

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But when I install the add-in on an Spanish Office 2016 (running on English Windows 10), the groups/buttons have the Default captions, not the Spanish ones.

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I can't find anything in documentation related to localization, but according to this thread: "When your add-in is loaded by the host application the UI language is detected depending on the Office localization and appropriate language should be chosen/applied to the add-in UI automatically."

Am I doing something wrong?

Thank you for your time!

Adrian
Posted 14 Jul, 2021 10:57:26 Top
Ionut Adrian




Posts: 18
Joined: 2021-06-21
I managed to make it work by using the registry approach from this thread.
I think the add-in localization would deserve some lines in the documentation or at least some sticky forum threads :), it's a very cool and helpful feature.
Posted 14 Jul, 2021 12:01:02 Top
Andrei Smolin


Add-in Express team


Posts: 18014
Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello Adrian,

Thank you for pointing us to this omission!

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 15 Jul, 2021 04:13:28 Top