.NET Framework 4.5 Multi-Threaded Globalization: Listing 4

Completed MainWindows.cs.

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);

        private void AdditionalAppDomain()
            AppDomainSetup domainSetup = new AppDomainSetup();
            domainSetup.AppDomainInitializer = (cultures) =>
                CultureInfo.DefaultThreadCurrentCulture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture(cultures[0]);
                CultureInfo.DefaultThreadCurrentUICulture = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture(cultures[0]);
            domainSetup.AppDomainInitializerArguments = new string[] { "es-ES" };

            AppDomain appDomain = AppDomain.CreateDomain("TestDomain", null, domainSetup);
            AppDomainCultureData appDomainData = (AppDomainCultureData)appDomain.CreateInstanceAndUnwrap

            Dispatcher.Invoke(() => AppDomainUICulture.DataContext = appDomainData.GetCultureInfo());

    public class AppDomainCultureData : MarshalByRefObject
        public CultureInfo GetCultureInfo()
            return CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture;

About the Author

Eric Vogel is a Senior Software Developer for Red Cedar Solutions Group in Okemos, Michigan. 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 [email protected].

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