All previous topics were about Azure and how to work with that great technology. But each large project should be localized. We had a case when a project was under development for several years, had a big database and a lot of pages and needed to be localized.

In this article I will show you architecture for that localization. I will do it in simple way and will show general moments: how to save a current language? Work with localized database and localized strings in code or HTML.


First we need to open out MVC solution and database project.

Let's change our database project. In very first step we should create table “Language”:

Localization Table “Language”

Table “Language”


Convert List to DataTable

This post is related to the previous one - List instead of DataSet, with the ways how to convert DataTable to List.

Another side

However, it could be the case - when you need to do backfire - convert List to DataTable

For example, it could be useful when you are working with Syncfusion and want to export your list to Excel document. This Syncfusion framework does the method that will export a list to Excel. We just have:


  •  ImportArray
  •  ImportDataColumn
  •  ImportDataTable


But there are no methods that will get as input parameter some List and return to Excel in the result.

So we have created an extension method for List that allows us to convert List to DataTable. It is very useful. You can work in your solution with List. And just in the end when you want to export that List to Excel - you can call the method that will convert your List to DataTable. The code is very simple: