Localization in UWP Pivot Client (SfPivotClient)

10 May 20212 minutes to read

Localization is the key feature to provide software solutions that are targeted at global users. The SfPivotClient allows users to localize the control to a specific locale and supports “resx” based localization.

You can use the following steps to localize the control:

  • Translation.
  • Resource file and file name conventions.
  • Culture specification.


The first step in localization is translating the strings that can be localized to the destination locale.


Localization key field should be same for all locales. Do not translate the key fields.

Resource file and file name conventions

After translating the strings, perform the following steps in the application:

  1. Right-click the project file to create a new folder in the project by selecting Add > New Folder and renaming the folder as “Resources”.

  2. Then, right-click the Resources folder to create a new resource file by selecting Add > New Item.




The resource file name should be in the format “<Culture Code>.resx”.

  1. Copy and paste the translated locale to the created resource file.

Culture specification

You should specify the CurrentUICulture in the Application_Startup method of the App.xaml.cs file or in the constructor of the MainPage.xaml.cs file.


If you are specifying the current culture in the constructor of the mainPage, then ensure that the culture is specified before calling the InitializeComponent() method.

public sealed partial class MainPage : Page
    public MainPage()
        ApplicationLanguages.PrimaryLanguageOverride = "ar-AE";
Public NotInheritable Partial Class MainPage
    Inherits Page
    Public Sub New()
        ApplicationLanguages.PrimaryLanguageOverride = "ar-AE"
    End Sub
End Class


The SfPivotClient provides RTL support to display the content from right to left direction by setting the FlowDirection property to RightToLeft.

<pivotclient:SfPivotClient x:Name="PivotClient1" FlowDirection="RightToLeft"
                           ItemsSource="{Binding ProductSalesData}" PivotColumns="{Binding PivotColumns}"
                           PivotRows="{Binding PivotRows}" PivotCalculations="{Binding PivotCalculations}"/>
PivotClient1.FlowDirection = FlowDirection.RightToLeft;
PivotClient1.FlowDirection = FlowDirection.RightToLeft


A demo sample is available in the following location.

{system drive}:\Users\<User Name>\AppData\Local\Syncfusion\EssentialStudio\<Version Number>\Samples\UWP\SampleBrowser\PivotClient\PivotClient\View\Localization.xaml