Mailbag: What is the complete list of valid language codes for Visual Studio IDE language switching?


I saw your blog post demonstrating how to enable Visual Studio IDE language switching. That post uses examples of French and English language versions of Visual Studio. I would like to know what the language codes are for other Visual Studio languages so I can enable IDE language switching via the /LCID command line parameter for other Visual Studio languages.


The following list represents the LCID values for the available versions of Visual Studio:

  • 1028 - Chinese (Traditional)
  • 1031 - German
  • 1033 - English
  • 1036 - French
  • 1040 - Italian
  • 1041 - Japanese
  • 1042 - Korean
  • 2052 - Chinese (Simplified)
  • 3082 - Spanish

Each of the above numerical values can be used as a parameter for the /LCID switch for the Visual Studio IDE.