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Localizing RadCloudUpload

The localization support for RadCloudUpload lets you completely translate the user interface, or simply adapt a few strings.

Localization Property

The Localization property specifies the strings that appear in the runtime user interface of RadCloudUpload. By changing the values of each named sub-property, you change the appearance of the string the control uses:

<telerik:RadCloudUpload runat="server" ID="RadCloudUpload1" Localization-SelectButtonText="SelectFile"...>

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This technique is useful when customizing some of the messages of a particular instance. The messages are not shared between upload instances. A complete translation using this approach is not appropriate.


Key Default Value Description
Localization-SelectButtonText Select Sets the text of the Select button.
Localization-Cancel Cancel Sets the text of the Cancel button. (visible when the FileListPanelSettings-RenderButtonText property is set to True)
Localization-CollapseButton Collapse Button Sets the text of the Collapse button.
Localization-Error Error Sets the text of the Error message.
Localization-ExpandButton ExpandButton Sets the text of the Expand button.
Localization-ExtensionValidationFailedMessage Extension validation failed Sets the text of the ExtensionValidationFailedMessage message.
LocalizationPath N/A Use this property, when you need to load the localization files from another directory.
Localization-Remove Remove Sets the text of the Remove button.
Localization-ServerErrorMessage Error occured during file upload Sets the text of the ServerErrorMessage message.
Localization-SizeValidationFailedMessage Size validation failed Sets the text of the SizeValidationFailedMessage .
Localization-UploadedFilesMessage Uploaded Files Sets the text of the UploadedFilesMessage .
Localization-UploadingFilesMessage Uploading Files Sets the text of the UploadingFilesMessage .

Global Resource Files

The primary means for localization in ASP.NET is to use resource files. Resource files are simple XML files that can be easily edited and transferred to other applications. You can use resource files to change the default (English) localization for RadCloudUpload that is stored in the Telerik.Web.UI assembly.

To create a global resource file to localize the upload follow these steps:

  1. Create the App_GlobalResources folder in the root of your web application.

  2. Copy the default resource RadCloudUpload.resx file into it. This file can be found in the App_GlobalResources folder of the directory where you installed the RadControls.

  3. Make a copy of the file and rename the copy so that its name contains the Culture Identifier. The resource files used by RadCloudUpload follow a strict naming convention:

RadCloudUpload.<Culture Identifier>.resx

The Culture Identifier consists of a language code followed by a dash and the country code. Example: “en-US”, “fr-CA” and so on.

For example RadCloudUpload.en-AU.resx. Both files should be present in the App_GlobalResources folder:

cloudupload localization app folder area

  1. Edit the strings using the Visual Studio editor or your favorite text editor. Customize strings just as you would set the Localization property.

cloudupload localization editresourcefile

Make sure that the ReservedResource message is preserved. It is used for identification purposes and is never displayed.

You can now switch the upload so that it uses your new resource file by setting the active culture:

cloudupload localization culture

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