Multi-Lingual Message Manager
|The CodeMine Framework includes a full featured
multi-lingual message and context help manager. All system messages and other embedded
text strings use the message manager for local language translations. That means the
framework can easily be adapted to create applications in any single language. Forms for
editing message translations are available in the Development Environment, and may also be
included in your finished applications to allow end users to edit the message text.
For applications that need to dynamically support more than one language, the CodeMine Framework can be used together with Steven Blacks INTL Toolkit.
|The Message Manager also supports language
"subclassing". This technique is useful for supporting various dialects of a
language, where the bulk of the text translations will be the same as the parent language.
The "Based On" field in the language dialog allows you to specify the parent
|The Message Manager also supports a flexible set of
message parameter directives. These allow you to insert strings or numbers at
arbitrary positions inside a message string - similar to the C sprintf() function.
|These help message definitions provide a common point for maintaining the localizable text normally associated with each field displayed on a form. To keep performance fast, the actual text translation for each field is performed on-demand, as each field gets focus, or in the background during idle time. This gives full functionality at a very low cost in performance.|