The Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) AppWizard or MFC Application Wizard in Visual C++ does not generate resources in sublanguages

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Note Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2002 and Microsoft Visual C++ .NET 2003 support both the managed code model that is provided by the Microsoft .NET Framework and the unmanaged native Microsoft Windows code model. The information in this article applies only to unmanaged Visual C++ code. Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 supports both the managed code model that is provided by the Microsoft .NET Framework and the unmanaged native Microsoft Windows code model.
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SYMPTOMS

The Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) AppWizard or MFC Application Wizard in Visual C++ .NET or in Visual C++ 2005 does not generate resources in sublanguages if the language setting of the operating system is set to a sublanguage instead of one of the five standard languages that Visual C++ supports.

CAUSE

AppWizard or Application Wizard does not allow selection of sublanguage during application creation. If the language setting of the operating system is set to a sublanguage instead of a standard dialect, AppWizard or Application Wizard does not use that information.

RESOLUTION

Change the "Language Settings" property for the resource to match the exact language setting for the operating system.

To do this for a dialog resource:
  1. Right-click the dialog's name in Resource View, and then click Properties.

    NOTE: in Visual C++ .NET you can select multiple resources with Shift-click. In previous versions, this could cause the IDE to crash.
  2. In Dialog Properties window, change Language Settings to match the current setting for the operating system.

    Visual C++ .NET or Visual C++ 2005:
    In the Properties window, choose a value from the Language property drop-down list to match the current setting for the operating system. If the Properties window is not visible, from the View menu, select Properties Window.
As an alternative, you can create a new copy of the resource in some other language by following these steps:
  1. Right-click the dialog's name in Resource View, and then click Insert Copy.
  2. In the Insert Resource Copy window, select the Language that exactly matches the language setting of the operating system.

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. In Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows Millennium Edition (Me), from the Control Panel, change Regional Settings to French (Swiss).

    In Windows NT and Windows 2000, select French (Swiss) as the default language.
  2. Restart your computer, and then start Visual C++.
  3. Use MFC AppWizard to create a dialog-based application. AppWizard allows you to choose five languages for resources. Sublanguages are not listed and cannot be specified. Select French (Standard) for the resource language.

    Visual C++ .NET or Visual C++ 2005:
    On the Application Type tab of the MFC Application Wizard, the resource language and its sublanguage are listed for the languages which the wizard can generate. Select French (France) for the resource language.
  4. Generate the application.
  5. Change to Resource View.
  6. Open the main window dialog box. It shows the label "French (French)" with the dialog's name.
Because the language setting for the resource does not match the language setting of the operating system, you may see another behavior where ClassWizard does not show Control IDs under the Member Variables Tab. This is a not behavior previous to version 4.0.

For additional information about this behavior, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
145997 PRB: Resource Language Must Match Current System Language

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Article ID: 148436 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 4.0
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