Sunday, February 19, 2012

Export and import a large set of resx resources

For a project at work we needed to export a lot of resource tables to excel and let an external party validate, correct and complement them. For this we used simple excel sheets. But then the application grows larger, so do the resource tables. With more than 13 languages this becomes a huge pain in the ***. To overcome this we've build a Resource Extractor which uses NPOI to export and import the data.

Currently only the Export functions are included. Once the import is finished I'll write another more complete post.

If you have even more translations to do you can also use dedicated websites so external parties can help you even better with translating. The one I've seen which looks very impressive is amanuens. If you have any experience with them or any other, please let us know in the comments.

The source is available at GitHub

1 comment:

  1. You may be interested in my own product at It automates the entire process. I have to charge for it unfortunately (it's professional-grade), but it's much less expensive than any other localization product I'm aware of for what it offers. It really does save a lot of time and effort and quickly pays for itself. You can download the trial version and judge for yourself.