7.14 Localizing Packages

You can localize the prompts and strings included in the custom packages you create. This allows you to provide the same package in multiple languages. Designer generates a localization property file that contain the strings that you can have localized.

NOTE:When you install a package on a driver, Designer displays the package prompts in the language in which Designer is open, if that localization property file is available.

Designer uses specific language codes to determine the language of a property file. For example, if you localize the English-language property file NETQEDIRCFG_2.0.0.20120905154808_en.properties in Spanish, the localized property file name should be NETQEDIRCFG_2.0.0.20120905154808_es.properties.

The following table provides the localization language codes available in Designer:


Language Code



Chinese Simplified






Portguese Brazil




Chinese Traditional








To localize a package, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Outline view, right-click the package in the package catalog, then click Localization > Generate Property File.

  2. Click Browse, then browse to and select the directory where you want to store the property file.

  3. Click OK.

  4. Repeat Step 1 through Step 3 for each package you want to localize.

  5. Take the property files and have them localized.

  6. After the property files are localized, add the appropriate language code to the end of the file name.

  7. Place the localized property files into a separate localization directory on the machine that is running Designer.

  8. Open your project, then right-click the package in the package catalog.

  9. Click Localization > Import Property Files.

  10. Click Browse, then browse to the directory that contains the localized properties files.

  11. Click OK three times.

  12. To verify that you correctly localized the package properties, right-click the package and select Properties.

  13. Click Languages. The Properties window displays all the languages in which the package is available.

  14. Click OK.

You can now re-build and release your package.