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I18N: How to change language at runtime


I want to change the language of my Web Dynpro application at runtime. My application has a DropDownComboBox to select german or english as language. When selecting a language all texts should be displayed in this language.

The resource property files are available. If I change the browser language the correct property file is used but how do I change the language at runtime?

WDResourceHandler and IWDResourceHandler do not really help me with my problem.

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    Posted on Apr 16, 2004 at 08:57 AM

    Hello Helmut,

    I am afraid that is not supported yet. I talked to a developer and we are kind of not very creative in finding a scenario or an application where it is needed to change the language during runtime. Usually the language of the session is defined during login. Anyhow, we are very curious to know about it. Could you please describe the scenario a little more detailed? Maybe we then could add this feature to the requirement list.

    Best regards,


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    • Former Member Helmut Tammen

      Hi Helmut,

      I guess if you think about applications used by anonymous users you can only work with the language settings in the users internet browser (DefaultLocale).

      As Karin mentioned already before, there is no other way at the moment (at least as far as I know) to change the language settings in a webdynpro application like you saw it on



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