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  1. 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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      • Add filter to ignore Images/Icons/... from .Resx file

        I have a Resources.resx file where not only Strings were added but also Images and Icons.
        (first button upper left when you open a .resx file in Visual Studio 2015).

        In the Multilingual Editor you should have the same option that you only see the Strings and not the Images, Icons, ...)

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        • MSBuild - Multilingual App Toolkit independency build

          I have a Visual Studio 2017 project enabled Multilingual. Use VisualStudio, MultilingualAppToolkit target build successfully and see that in project file has MSBuild target as below:

          <ItemGroup>
          <XliffResource Include="MultilingualResources\project_name.ja-JP.xlf"></XliffResource>
          </ItemGroup>

          <Target Name="MATPrerequisite" BeforeTargets="PrepareForBuild" Condition="!Exists('$(MSBuildExtensionsPath)\Microsoft\Multilingual App Toolkit\Microsoft.Multilingual.ResxResources.targets')" Label="MultilingualAppToolkit">
          <Warning Text="$(MSBuildProjectFile) is Multilingual build enabled, but the Multilingual App Toolkit is unavailable during the build. If building with Visual Studio, please check to ensure that toolkit is properly installed." />
          </Target>

          How can I create a MSBuild config file (*.xml) to build Multilingual independently to get target language resource files?

          Regards,
          Jason

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          • MSBuild - Multilingual App Toolkit is unavailable during the build

            I have a Visual Studio 2017 project enabled Multilingual
            1. Use VisualStudio, MultilingualAppToolkit target build successfully.
            2. Use MSBuild to build the same project, it show below warning
            "... is Multilingual build enabled, but the Multilingual App Toolkit is unavailable during the build. If building with Visual Studio, please check to ensure that toolkit is properly installed."

            What's problem and is there anyway to fix this?

            Regards,
            Jason

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            • 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...

                          9 votes
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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.

                              3 votes
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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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                                      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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