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Set Locale in SharePoint 2010 Programmatically Using VS 2012

Posted by Vijay Prativadi Articles | SharePoint 2010 September 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.

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