This article describes a simple .NET API for using the ZoneInfo database, which is also known as the tz database or Olson database.
The API is available here.
I hope you find it useful. 🙂Background
I have been developing a web site which schedules meetings and events across multiple time zones for more than a year now.
I previously used the [...]
Creating multilingual applications while being easy and improving greatly with each version of the .NET Framework, making the translations or replicating your fallback resource file across languages is a daunting task.
What happens is during the development of your application, you create key/value pairs in your .resx files, one at a time. This is not difficult, and [...]
Recently, I was surprised to discover that in addition to the standard US number format (1,234.67) and some European country format (1.234,56 and 1 234,56), there are other number formats. So I wrote a function that lists all of the number formats out there in VB.NET.Public Function GetCultureSelect() As String Dim oHashtable As New Hashtable For Each oCultureInfo As [...]
This article is about how to tag data with language tags, to provide our users information using the best language we can offer them, without even ask to select a language from the supported languages list but doing an automated lookup.
All started with me trying to figure out how to store translation for a product database, I wanted [...]