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Localization not working on iOS

SteveRussellSteveRussell Member ✭✭✭
edited May 2018 in Xamarin.Forms

I am using plugin.multilingual, and I have the translate extension in my shared project (.NET Standard)

It is working fine on Android, but on iPhone it only displays English, which is my default.

I have:

On Android, I change my phone's language to Danish, and the app shows danish text. But on iOS it doesn't. It continues to show English.

I have added english and danish to info.plist:

My translate extension:

`using System;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Resources;
using Plugin.Multilingual;
using Xamarin.Forms;
using Xamarin.Forms.Xaml;

namespace myApp.Helpers
public class TranslateExtension : IMarkupExtension
const string ResourceId = "myApp.ResX.AppResources";

    static readonly Lazy<ResourceManager> resmgr = new Lazy<ResourceManager>(() => new ResourceManager(ResourceId, typeof(TranslateExtension).GetTypeInfo().Assembly));

    public string Text { get; set; }

    public object ProvideValue(IServiceProvider serviceProvider)
        if (Text == null)
            return "";

        var ci = CrossMultilingual.Current.CurrentCultureInfo;

        var translation = resmgr.Value.GetString(Text, ci);

        if (translation == null)


            throw new ArgumentException(
                String.Format("Key '{0}' was not found in resources '{1}' for culture '{2}'.", Text, ResourceId, ci.Name),


            translation = Text; // returns the key, which GETS DISPLAYED TO THE USER


        return translation;



  • SteveRussellSteveRussell Member ✭✭✭


  • SuatKorkmazSuatKorkmaz USMember ✭✭✭

    Did you get it working?

  • SteveRussellSteveRussell Member ✭✭✭
    Yes. Everything was fine, it was just that, annoyingly, the code for Danish on iOS is ‘da’ so I have to have 2 resources for Danish, (android) and AppResources.da.resx (ios)

    Not sure if you’re trying to get Danish specifically to work, but this worked for me
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