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Set Locale in SharePoint 2010 Programmatically Using VS 2012

By Vijay Prativadi on Sep 14, 2012
Today, in this article let’s play around with one of the interesting and most useful concepts in SharePoint 2010.
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Introduction

Today, in this article let's play around with one of the interesting and most useful concepts in SharePoint 2010.

Question: What is set locale?
 

In simple terms "It enables to set local with regional setting for SharePoint site based on the client's request".

Step 1: Open SharePoint 2010 Central Administration and navigate to a specific site.

Step 2: Open up Visual Studio 2012 and try to create a "SharePoint Visual Web Part" project, as in:

 
 open-sharepoint2010-visual-webpart.jpg

 

Step 3: Select "Deploy as a farm solution" as in the following and click the "Finish" button.

 

sharepoint-customization-wizard.jpg
 

Step 4: The complete code of visualwebpart1usercontrol.ascx looks like this:

 

<%@ Assembly Name="$SharePoint.Project.AssemblyFullName$" %>

<%@ Assembly Name="Microsoft.Web.CommandUI, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>

<%@ Register TagPrefix="SharePoint" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls"

    Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>

<%@ Register TagPrefix="Utilities" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>

<%@ Register TagPrefix="asp" Namespace="System.Web.UI" Assembly="System.Web.Extensions, Version=3.5.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35" %>

<%@ Import Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint" %>

<%@ Register TagPrefix="WebPartPages" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages"

    Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>

<%@  Control Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="VisualWebPart1.ascx.cs"

    Inherits="SiteLocaleSettingApp.VisualWebPart1.VisualWebPart1" %>

<div style="text-align: center;">

    <table>

        <tr>

            <td colspan="2">

                <asp:label id="Label1" runat="server" text="Set Locale in SharePoint 2010 using VS 2012"

                    font-bold="true" font-size="Large" font-names="Verdana" forecolor="Maroon"></asp:label>

            </td>

        </tr>

        <tr>

            <td>

                <asp:label id="Label2" runat="server" text="Please Select Locale" font-size="Large"

                    font-names="Verdana" font-italic="true"></asp:label>

            </td>

            <td>

                <asp:dropdownlist id="DropDownList1" runat="server"><asp:ListItem>Hindi</asp:ListItem><asp:ListItem>English</asp:ListItem><asp:ListItem>Telugu</asp:ListItem><asp:ListItem>Tamil</asp:ListItem></asp:dropdownlist>

            </td>

        </tr>

        <tr>

            <td colspan="2">

                <asp:button id="Button2" runat="server" text="Set Locale" font-names="Verdana" width="199px"

                    backcolor="Orange" font-bold="True" onclick="Button2_Click" />

            </td>

        </tr>

        <tr>

            <td colspan="2" align="center">

                <asp:label id="Label5" runat="server" font-bold="true" font-names="Verdana" forecolor="Maroon"></asp:label>

            </td>

        </tr>

    </table>

</div>

 

Step 5: The complete code of visualwebpart1usercontrol.ascx.cs looks like this:
 

using Microsoft.SharePoint;

using System;

using System.ComponentModel;

using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;namespace SiteLocaleSettingApp.VisualWebPart1

{

    [ToolboxItemAttribute(false)]

    public partial class VisualWebPart1 : WebPart

    {

        // Uncomment the following SecurityPermission attribute only when doing Performance Profiling using

        // the Instrumentation method, and then remove the SecurityPermission attribute when the code is ready

        // for production. Because the SecurityPermission attribute bypasses the security check for callers of

        // your constructor, it's not recommended for production purposes.

        // [System.Security.Permissions.SecurityPermission(System.Security.Permissions.SecurityAction.Assert, UnmanagedCode = true)]

        public VisualWebPart1()

        {

        }

        protected override void OnInit(EventArgs e)

        {

            base.OnInit(e);

            InitializeControl();

        }

        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)

        {

        }

        protected void Button2_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

        {

            SPSite site = new SPSite("http://win-5c3g1lanj3k:29782/");

            SPWeb web = site.OpenWeb();

            if (DropDownList1.SelectedValue == "English")

            {

                web.Locale = new System.Globalization.CultureInfo("en-GB");web.Update();

            }

            else if (DropDownList1.SelectedValue == "Hindi")

            {

                web.Locale = new System.Globalization.CultureInfo("hi-IN");

                web.Update();

            }

            else if (DropDownList1.SelectedValue == "Telugu")

            {

                web.Locale = new System.Globalization.CultureInfo("te-IN");

                web.Update();

            }

            else if (DropDownList1.SelectedValue == "Tamil")

            {

                web.Locale = new System.Globalization.CultureInfo("ta-IN");

                web.Update();

            }

            Label5.Text = DropDownList1.SelectedItem.Text + " - Locale is Enabled";

            Label5.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Green;

        }

    }

}
 

Step 6: Deploy the solution file and add the new webpart to a SharePoint site.

 

Step 7: The output of the application looks like this:

 

set-locate-in-sharepoint2010.jpg
 

 

Step 8: The locale setting output application looks like this:

 

app-set-locate-in-sharepoint2010.jpg
 

 

Step 9: The locale setting enabled output application looks like this:

 

vs2012-set-locate-in-sharepoint2010.jpg
 

 

Step 10: The locale setting view output application looks like this:

 

locale-setting-view-output-application.jpg

I hope this article is useful for you.

Vijay Prativadi

Hey Everyone, It's Vijay. I am SDE mostly up on Microsoft Technologies. If you are thinking to know what I do mostly when at work. I get a chance to work upon few Microsoft technologies. All the way along my core tech... Read more

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