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How to localize the header text of dock windows in DockingManager through Resource file?

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Localization support is available in UWP DockingManager to localize the text which are used as static in control. Value of Header property in DockingManager can changed dynamically, so we can define localized header directly to the Header property of the DockingManager.

Also, we can retrieve the Header value from the Resource file with the help of external ResourceLoader and DockingResourceWrapper class in the application. The following code demonstrate the same,



        <local:DockingResourceWrapper x:Key="ResourceWrapperKey"/>
 <Grid Background="{ThemeResource ApplicationPageBackgroundThemeBrush}">
        <layout:SfDockingManager Grid.Row="1" x:Name="dockingManager">
            <ContentControl x:Name="contentSchedule" 
                layout:SfDockingManager.Header="{Binding Source={StaticResource ResourceWrapperKey}, Path=MainPageText}"
                layout:SfDockingManager.Header="{Binding Source={StaticResource ResourceWrapperKey}, Path=StartPageText}"


Also, we can retrieve the localized string and assign the value to the Header in code behind,

           string m_string = new DockingResourceWrapper().MainPageText;
            SfDockingManager.SetHeader(contentSchedule, m_string);
            string s_string = new DockingResourceWrapper().StartPageText;
            SfDockingManager.SetHeader(content, s_string);



   sealed class LocalizedResourceLoader
        private ResourceLoader resources;        
        private static LocalizedResourceLoader loader = null;
        private LocalizedResourceLoader()
            resources = GetLocalizedResourceManager();            
        private static ResourceLoader GetLocalizedResourceManager()
                if (Application.Current != null)
                    return ResourceLoader.GetForCurrentView("DockingManager_Localization.Resources");
            return null;
        // Methods
        private static LocalizedResourceLoader GetLoader()
            lock (typeof(LocalizedResourceLoader))
                return LocalizedResourceLoader.loader ?? (LocalizedResourceLoader.loader = new LocalizedResourceLoader());
        public static string GetString(CultureInfo culture, string name)
            LocalizedResourceLoader sr = LocalizedResourceLoader.GetLoader();
            if (sr == null)
                return null;
            string localizedString = sr.resources.GetString(name);
            if (localizedString != string.Empty)
                return localizedString;
            return null;



    public class DockingResourceWrapper
        const string mainpage_value = "MainPageText";
        /// <summary>
        /// Gets or sets the value of Header of the Dialogbox
        /// </summary>
        public string MainPageText { get; set; }
        private string startPage_value = "StartPageText";
        public string StartPageText
            get { return startPage_value; }
            set { startPage_value = value; }
        public DockingResourceWrapper()
            CultureInfo ci = CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture;
            MainPageText = LocalizedResourceLoader.GetString(ci, mainpage_value);
            StartPageText = LocalizedResourceLoader.GetString(ci, startPage_value);


Sample :



I hope you enjoyed learning about how to localize the header text of dock windows in DockingManager through Resource file.

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