#1,122 – Localization III – Updating UIDs after Initial Creation

In order to localize your application, you must assign unique UIDs to all elements.  This is done with the msbuild command and the /t:updateuid parameter.  You normally do this before you start localizing your application.

If you later add user interface elements to your application, you’ll have some elements that don’t have the x:Uid attribute.  You can check to see if there are elements that are missing this attribute using the /t:checkuid parameter on the msbuild command.

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At this point, you can use the /t:updateuid parameter with the msbuild command again to add the x:Uid attribute to any elements that are missing it.  This command will also fix any duplicated UIDs.

You can use the /t:updateuid parameter as often as you like.  Each time you run msbuild with this parameter, you’ll update UIDs for all user interface elements.

 

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