.NET Framework 4.5 Multi-Threaded Globalization: Listing 2

The .NET Framework 4.5 multi-threading culture setting sample.

using System;
using System.Windows;
using System.Threading;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace UpdatedCultureInfoDemo
    /// <summary>
    /// Interaction logic for MainWindow.xaml
    /// </summary>
    public partial class MainWindow : Window
        public MainWindow()

            UserPreferredCulture.DataContext = CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture;

            CultureInfo french = new CultureInfo("fr-FR");
            CultureInfo.DefaultThreadCurrentCulture = french;
            CultureInfo.DefaultThreadCurrentUICulture = french;

            Thread test = new Thread(new ThreadStart(NewThreadUITest));



        private void NewThreadUITest()
            Dispatcher.Invoke(() => ThreadUICulture.DataContext = Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture);

        private void CultureTask()
            Task.Factory.StartNew(() =>
                 Dispatcher.Invoke(() => TaskUICulture.DataContext = Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture);

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Eric Vogel is a Sr. Software Developer at Kunz, Leigh, & Associates in Okemos, MI. He is the president of the Greater Lansing User Group for .NET. Eric enjoys learning about software architecture and craftsmanship, and is always looking for ways to create more robust and testable applications. Contact him at vogelvision@gmail.com.