Friday, August 12, 2005

Missing Generate Local Resource menu item in Visual Studio 2005?

Some of you have pointed out to me that when doing localization for your ASP.NET 2.0 web application, you could not locate the Generate Local Resource menu item under the Tools menu in Visual Studio 2005.

While I do not know the exact cause of the missing menu item (probably it went missing after you install some third-party tools in Visual Studio 2005). However, you can get it back easily. Here are the steps:

Go to Tools->Customize.

Select the Tools catagory and click on the “Rearrange Commands…” button.

In the Menu Bar list, select Tools and click Add… to add the Generate Local Resource menu item.

That should add the Generate Local Resource menu item back into the Tools menu.

7 comments:

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George said...

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LarryD said...

The Generate Local Resource feature is not available with Visual Web Developer 2005 Express. So even if this command is added, it won't be enabled in VWDE. See http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms247246.aspx for more details.

enconstruccion said...

Thank so much :)

Kat op 't Dak said...

It somehow disappeared from my VS.2008 Professional. Added it as you mentioned but when I select a page or user control file the General Local Resource shows greyed out.

Janice said...

It's not available in HTML view. Switch to Design view and it'll magically appear in the tools menu.