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  1. Improve shared projects support

    I have this setup:

    - MyProject (UWP)
    - MyCompany.Mobile (Shared project)
    - MyCompany.Mobile.Windows (Shared project)

    Each project contains a Strings\[Culture] directory that adds the resources for that specific project, but unfortunately MAT only seems to pick up the Strings directory in the UWP app project (not the shared project ones).

    This make working with shared projects very hard, please add solid support for shared projects.

    Happy to provide more info if needed.

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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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      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                        • 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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                          • 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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                              • 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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                                • 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.

                                  10 votes
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                                  • Markdown suuport

                                    I have many localization string which actually are markdowns. My translators are not really familiar with that format. Can you please add Markdown preview?

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                                    • Add Support for Xamarin Studio on Mac

                                      The ability to have this part of the build process from Xamarin Studio on Mac would make it so we could use this as currently we don't use Visual Studio to build our Xamarin Projects (iOS and Android).

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                                      • fix convert problem '?xml' with embedded xml structure in resx file

                                        When working with the editor, any used tablelayoutpanel in my winform has its own "LayoutSettings" data section in the ressource file.
                                        This section consists of a XML structure itself starting with a '?xml' statement. The editor can not process this!
                                        errormessage: "Convert file aWindow.resx to XLIFF format failed. Message:Unsupported processing instruction '?xml' found during encoding. Please remove unsupported processing instructions from the xml."

                                        Is there a workaround.

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                                        • A tutorial on how to add/update/remove the strings in the .resw files

                                          I just started using Multilingual App Toolkit. Its great and not very difficult to understand and use.
                                          The introduction video on Channel9 is a great place to start using this. But, I did not find any resources on how to update other resw files when source resw file is udpated.
                                          I was able to get the updated strings to work on the other resw files using MAT, but I don't know if I am doing it right.
                                          If there is such a help resource, please share. Else, a tutorial video or image-supported text tutorial would be really helpful.

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