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5/8/2014 12:30 PM

I am working on a module which uses MVVM javascript.  The entire UI is HTML5 and JavaScript.

I want to make use of the localization pattern in DNN.  (i.e. I want to use .resx files for localized messages/strings).

1.)  Is there a built in part of the service framework that provides a way to retrieve localized messages in JS?
2.)  If not a built in, is there a known "best practice" for how to do this?

(I've searched the forums and Google'd pretty far and didn't find anything really).

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5/8/2014 7:59 PM

typically we expose any localized text as optional properties and then inline the references - if you take a look at a file such as DesktopModules\CoreMessaging\view.ascx you'll see this with the plugin definition towards the bottom of the file.

Alternatively some modules do use ajax request's to pull localized value (I believe a few of the evoq modules do this),but care has to be taken to not end up with an extremely "chatty" application e.g. one that had dozens of localized text might work well with making multiple service requests in some areas (such as the US), but others such as Australia could perform badly because of network latency issues.


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5/9/2014 2:16 AM

I would create the script in code behind filling the localized values from the resx files and then register the script block, e.g.

string s = " \"" + Localzation.GetString("MyAlert.Text", LocalResourceFile) + "\");";
if (!(Page.ClientScript.[IsStartupScriptRegistered|IsClientScriptBlockRegistered]))
Page.[RegisterStartupScript|RegisterClientScriptBlock]([|this.GetType(),] "MyAlertScript", [|[true|false]]);

(just to give you an idea)

Best wishes

Michael Tobisch
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