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2/11/2014 2:04 PM

Hi everybody,

i have a little problem localizing a skin for a website.

On the bottom of the skin there is an image that allow to go back to top of the page.

<a href="<%= SkinPath %>#" id="slide_top" rel="tooltip" title="Scroll back to Top" ResourceKey="Testo"></a>

i need to localize the text "Scroll Back to Top" in various language.

I already try using "<DNN:TEXT>" tokem but it injects some HTML and not only localized text.

I already look into text.ascx.cs to search for that HTML code and create a custom DNN:TEXT token but with no luck.

Any idea on how to localize that string ?



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2/11/2014 6:49 PM

I've never really tried doing this, but, if you reference DotNetNuke's localization namespace, you can probably do an inline expression to get the string. So, if you did something like:

title="<%= Localization.GetString("Testo","(path to resource file)") %>" That might work...

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2/11/2014 8:14 PM

Hi Mike,

i have added 

<%@ Import Namespace="DotNetNuke.Service.Localization" %>

in the top of the skin and

<a href="<%= SkinPath %>#" id="slide_top" rel="tooltip" title="<%= Localization.getstring("Testo.Text",SkinPath) %>"></a>

but no value is returned.

The resource file is present in SkinPath/app_LocalResources and his name is the name of the

It works with DNN.TEXT because the resource TESTO i've already used with DNN.TEXT in the same skin.

Any idea?



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2/13/2014 1:03 PM

The easiest way to do this is to create a function that returns the correct text.

Something like


<script runat="Server">

     Private Function GetLocString() as String

        Select Case CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture.Name.ToString.ToLower
            Case "en-us"
                Return "Hello World"
            Case "nl-nl"
                Return "Hallo Wereld"
            Case Else
                Return "Nothing"
        End Select

    End Function



and this in the skin:  <%=GetLocString()%>

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2/13/2014 1:12 PM

I cannot edit my post or I loose the code I posted.

You should to put the script above the HTML in your skin's ascx file (I guess you know, but just to be sure)

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