Multilingual App Toolkit – Windows app development

Multilingual App Toolkit

The Multilingual App Toolkit works with Visual Studio to streamline your localization workflow for Windows Store, Windows Phone and desktop apps. The toolkit helps you localize your apps with localization file management, translation support, and editing tools.

Overview

The Multilingual App Toolkit includes an extension for Visual Studio that helps create simpler translation workflows by focusing on the following areas:

Integration with Visual Studio IDE. Add and manage translation files within a project solution using standard Visual Studio menus and dialogs.

Pseudo language integration. Test localized apps "in-house" by identifying localization issues during development. These issues can include hard-coded, concatenated, or truncated strings, and visual issues that arise when working with different languages. Pseudo translations are stored in the localization industry standard XLIFF file format, and you can edit them just like any other language translation. This gives you granular control over pseudo translation testing.

Microsoft Language Portal integration. Get terminology and UI translations from actual Microsoft products through the Microsoft Terminology Service API (requires an active Internet connection).

Machine Translator integration. Get suggestions via integrated Microsoft Translator services (requires an active Internet connection). Integration with Microsoft Translator services gives you instant visualization and testing across multiple languages without the assistance of a human translator.

Translation file export and import roundtrip. Send and receive resources with individuals or a translator service via XLIFF files.

Dedicated localization editor. Use to easily edit translated strings. Get translations and suggestions quickly via the integrated Microsoft Language Portal and the Microsoft Translator services (requires an active Internet connection). You can also quickly edit data stored in XLIFF files by adjusting pseudo and actual translations.

Installation requirements

Supported operating systems: Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64) or Windows 8 (x86 and x64) or Windows 7 (x86 and x64)

Required software: Visual Studio Professional 2013, Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows, Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop, Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web

Disk space requirements: 10 MB (x86 and x64)

Instructions

Important Make sure you have the latest service pack and critical updates for the versions of Windows and Visual Studio that you are running. To find recent security updates, use Windows Update.

Click on one of the language-specific links above to start the download package. Then do one of the following:

  • To start the installation immediately, click Run.
  • To save the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save.