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  1. Provide MAT as NuGet package

    MAT should be available as NuGet package. It could provide its own .targets file to process the xlf files. The .NET Core 2.0 runtime (and its bundled msbuild) should be a good foundation for a port of MAT that also runs under Linux/MacOS.

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    • Fix build breaks and improve perf in multi-targeting projects

      When a .NET SDK style msbuild project sets its TargetFrameworks property instead of merely TargetFramework, it builds multiple times. When the resx files need to be updated, each of these target frameworks (that build in parallel) often end up crashing the build because each one runs MAT which tries to rewrite the same files and collides with file locks.

      Instead, MAT should only do its work in the cross-targeting build (before the individual target frameworks build). This will reduce its perf impact on the build and avoid such breaks.

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      • Add pseudo locale translations for mirrored (qps-plocm) and east-asian (qps-ploca).

        In the Windows 10 Region & language settings I can add three pseudo loc languages English (qps-ploc), Arabic (qps-plocm), and Japanese (qps-ploca). However, using the Multilingual App Toolkit I can only only add and translate qps-ploc. I would like the Multilingual App Toolkit to support all OS pseudo languages for complete localization testability.

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        • error introduced by version MAT v4.x in converting resx files

          The previous version v3.1 was able to process values starting with "<value>&lt;?xml version="1.0" ...". The actual Versions v4.x can not process These values anymore.
          I can not upgrade my projects from MAT v3.1 to MAT v4.x when this obvious error is not corrected.
          The suggestion "fix convert problem '?xml' with embedded xml structure in resx file" addresses this newly introduced error.

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          • Persist Filter Strings in a Drop-Down List

            If you used a keyword string to filter a list, chances are you'll use that keyword again. As I go back and forth to deal with one particular row, I find myself retyping the same keyword to locate that row. If the filer strings are saved to drop-down list (like the search keyword in Visual Studio) then it would be a matter of just picking the keyword and hit the filter button. Simple concept but saves time.

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            • Create a separate install for the Multilingual Editor

              The Multilingual App Toolkit uses two separate install models – MSI for VS 2015 / VS 2013 and VSIX for VS 2017. This creates an issue when installing only VS 2017 as the editor is not included in the VSIX.

              To solve this, and to make install easier for non-developers, the editor should be separated into a separate install. Doing so will create a single process for installing the toolkit via the 'Tools -> Extensions and Updates' menu (Works for VS 2017, VS 2015, VS 2013) then install the Editor using a separate MSI.

              Of course to avoid confusion with…

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              • correct bug occuring when using search

                I didn't notice what exactly was happening but when I retried to open the modified file few lines contents were swapped...

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                • Fix xlf files appearing as changes when switching branches in team explorer

                  When switching branches in team explorer it suddenly occurs that xlf files appear under changes and further branch switching is prohibited (unless you stage, commit or undo first).

                  It seems, that the preparing the solution after a branch switch is somehow regenerating the xlf files. This is just annoying since there actually are no changes.

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                  • Fix the download links

                    From the official download page:

                    https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/develop/multilingual-app-toolkit

                    You get v4.0.1795.0

                    According to this article:

                    https://multilingualapptoolkit.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1167898-microsoft-translator-moves-to-the-azure-portal

                    One needs at least MAT v4.0.1810

                    Where can we download this one if not from the official page? Bing isn't very helpful either.

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                    • Implement a counter for the number of translations MAT has requested

                      At the end of June we had to sign up for azure translation services in order to continue using MAT. In July and August we spend $200 on those service just using MAT. We need to know when a translation is requested and control when not to translate. We are happy to pay for these services but knowing how much we spend is required by our company. Hence a counter to know how many translations have been done.

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                      • Make MAT Open Source

                        Make the Multilingual App Tookit open source for a faster, community-driven development.

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                        • A tutorial on what the compiler warning mean and how the can be solved

                          "No native resource files were found during the build" or
                          "Project ‘xxx' is configured to use 'en-GB' [English (United Kingdom)] as the source language." or
                          "If the project has a 'en-GB\<filename>.resw file (or similar), double check to ensure the build action is set to 'PRIResource' "
                          are reported as warnings in our case.

                          Is something missing in our project?
                          Please add a tutorial on what all the warnings that could be reported means and how they can be solved.

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                          • asp.net core

                            Support Asp.net Core MVC 1.x projects

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                            • Try entering a literal string with, say, <strong> around a word

                              Try entering a literal string with, say, <strong> around a word, or maybe a <a href tag. The MAT creates a xlf file the MAT editor cant load, and I have to open in notepad, delete the offending tags. Then it works (ish) I still have a support call open about getting the app to translate when published to another server.

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                              • Support Asp.net Core 1.0 projects

                                Current version don't allow user to enable multilingual on a Asp.net Core 1.0 project. (ASP.NET 5 is ASP.NET Core 1.0)

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                                • Usability!

                                  Perhaps I misunderstand the usage of this, but my experience is one of frustration. Installed it (msi rather than vsix, sigh). VS2015/Win10. Tried to enable, got a dialog that told me to look at the MAT output window, can't find that, finally realize that it just means the output window (do you have any idea how many different "windows" VS provides?). Vague error, google search, added NeutralResourcesLanguage setting to AssemblyInfo.cs ... really!? you couldn't have just told me that? Now it's "enabled" whatever that means, because the context menu for the project exists but all the options are disabled ("greyed…

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                                  • Support extensions for custom formats

                                    Please add extension points to allow integration of custom formats in projects, such as application specific text resources (e.g. WiX Toolset localizations, or any other custom text resources) in Visual Studio.

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                                    • 3 votes
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                                      • The toolkit should not override Resw files that exist for other languages

                                        Without File History switched on, I would have lost my already existing resource file with human translations while trying out the Multilingual App Toolkit. It is bad enough that the toolkit does not consider such existing translations, but overriding such files without confirmation seems unacceptable to me.

                                        On a general note: For translating a Resw file into another language I would personally not even consider using a special tool. I was actually rather expecting the toolkit would pick up hard-coded strings in code to help with localisation of existing projects. Such functionality does not seem to be implemented.

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                                        • Try creating a web forms app, add localisable items and then publish to Azure

                                          I simly cannot get the published site to translate. I have bugged this on Connect. See here for more details.
                                          https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/Feedback/Details/2881307

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