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How to localize data attribute in MVC3?

Posted on: April 29, 2012

If you are using the Data Annotation with Asp.Net MVC you might need to localize the message from these annotation.

Here is an example:

public class Person { [Required(ErrorMessage="FirstName is required")] public string FirstName { get; set; } //... }

If you want to have the Data Annotation translated in many languages, you should use two others properties that are : ErrorMessageResourceType and ErrorMessageResourceName. This will let you specify the resource type and the resouce name which is the key of inside the resource file.

public class Person { [Required(ErrorMessageResourceType=typeof(MyResourcesNameSpace.ResourcesFile), ErrorMessageResourceName="FirstNameRequiredKey")] public string FirstName { get; set; } //... }

This way, you will have your application localized from the Model to the View without any problem.