Multilingual App Toolkit includes an extension for Visual Studio. This extension enables simpler translations by focusing on the following areas:
Integration with Visual Studio IDE allow you add and manage translation files through the use of XLIFF v1.2 industry standard localization files within a project solution while still using standard Visual Studio menus and dialogs.
Pseudo language engine gives you ‘in house’ testing of localized apps by identifying localization issues during development. These issues can include hardcoded, 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 allows apps to look up terminology and user-interface translations from actual Microsoft products through the Microsoft Terminology Service API (requires internet connection).
Machine Translation integration provides suggestions via the integrated Microsoft Translator Service (requires an active Internet connection and an Azure account with an validate Cognitive Services subscription). Integration with the Microsoft Translator service allows for instant visualization and testing across multiple languages without the assistance of a human translator.
Translation file export & import roundtrip functionality allows you to send and receive resources in XLIFF files to individuals or a translator service.
Use the dedicated localization editor to easily edit translated strings. Get translation suggestions quickly by using the integrated Microsoft Translator (requires an active Internet connection and an Azure account with an validate Cognitive Services subscription). The editor also allows you to quickly edit data stored in XLIFF files by adjusting pseudo and actual translations.
You can use Multilingual App Toolkit with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit editions.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.0, Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit editions
Required Software: Visual Studio Professional 2015, Visual Studio Community 2015*
Optional software: Xamarin for Windows (see: http://www.xamarin.com)
Disk Space Requirements: 10 MB (x86), 10 MB (x64)
*Visual Studio is required only for add-in functionality. The Multilingual App Editor does not require Visual Studio.
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 the Download link on this page to start the download of the self-installable package. Then do one of the following:
To use the Microsoft Translator functionality available in the standalone editor, you must have an active Internet connection.
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Integration with Visual Studio IDE. Add and manage translation files within a project solution using standard Visual Studio menus and dialogs.
NOTE: Version 4.0 of Multilingual App Toolkit was redesigned to support a greater set of projects, including Xamarin support within Visual Studio’s IDE. As such v4.0 is not backwards compatible with prior releases of the toolkit. Projects that currently use a previous version will require a manual upgrade. For instruction on the manual upgrade process, please see http://aka.ms/mat4faq.