LOCALIZE Sample: Control with a Localized User Interface

The LOCALIZE sample is a control with a localized user interface. It demonstrates use of separate type libraries and resource dynamic-link libraries (DLL) for localization.

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Building and Running the Sample

To build and run the LOCALIZE sample

  1. Open the solution Localize.sln.

  2. On the Build menu, click Build.

See Controls Samples for details on adding a control to the Toolbox, manually registering a control, and using the ActiveX Control Test Container.


The LOCALIZE sample demonstrates the following keywords:

AfxGetInstanceHandle; AfxGetResourceHandle; AfxSetResourceHandle; CDC::InvertRect; CDialog::DoModal; CString::GetLength; CString::LoadString; ExtTextOut; FreeLibrary; GetClientRect; GetDC; LibMain; LoadLibrary; MAKELONG; ReleaseCapture; ReleaseDC; SelectObject; SetCapture; SetTextAlign


Some samples, such as this one, have not been modified to reflect the changes in the Visual C++ wizards, libraries, and compiler, but still demonstrate how to complete your desired task.

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MFC Samples