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101 How to on Windows Phone – How to #4 – Change Language Settings in Windows Phone Emulator


In this how to tutorial we are going to see how to change the language settings in Windows Phone Emulator while testing your region specific application developed based on the culture. By default we can see English as the language with the emulator, recently while I was working on a project had some requirement to change the setting to some regional language and was searching for resources on how to do that. In the Emulator we have the option of Region+Language which is used to change the language specific to the user requirement. Let us see how to change the language in Windows Phone Emulator.     [more]

Open the application developed in Visual Studio IDE and run the application targeting to the Windows Phone Emulator. Now in the Emulator click on the start button and navigate to the Settings. We can see the Region+Language option which is used to change the language setting for the application as well to the device as shown in the screen below.


Now click on the Display Language and we can see the list of languages available which we can select it based on the requirement on which the application language should support as well. Once we change the desired locale language for the application support we can see the screen as shown below.


Now closing the Windows Phone emulator and opening again will set all the values to default where we need to make the settings again to target the particular locale. This means that the state of the emulator is not saved. Hope this quick tutorial will be helpful for you and enjoy!!!

About Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET/IIS Architecture. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the www.f5debug.net website and has authored books on Windows Phone and Business Intelligence(SSIS). He is also a Passionate Speaker and a Blogger on Microsoft Technologies.

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