MsiGetLanguage function (msiquery.h)

The MsiGetLanguage function returns the numeric language of the installation that is currently running.


LANGID MsiGetLanguage(
  [in] MSIHANDLE hInstall


[in] hInstall

Handle to the installation provided to a DLL custom action or obtained through MsiOpenPackage, MsiOpenPackageEx, or MsiOpenProduct.

Return value

If the function succeeds, the return value is the numeric LANGID for the install.

If the function fails, the return value can be the following value.


The MsiGetLanguage function returns 0 if an installation is not running.


Minimum supported client Windows Installer 5.0 on Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7. Windows Installer 4.0 or Windows Installer 4.5 or Windows Installer 4.5 on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista. Windows Installer on Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP
Target Platform Windows
Header msiquery.h
Library Msi.lib
DLL Msi.dll

See also

Installer State Access Functions