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Get Localized String (G Dataflow)

Last Modified: August 21, 2019

Retrieves a string from a language-specific dictionary using a unique identifier.

Programming Patterns

Creating Localized String Dictionaries



Identifier used to locate a string in the dictionary.

Each entry in the dictionary is associated with a key. Copy and paste the key for the string you want to localize into key.



String used if the node cannot find an entry that corresponds to the given key in the dictionary.



Language of the desired dictionary.

In most cases, leave this input unwired. If culture is unwired, the node uses the language of the end user's application and the base path to determine which dictionary to load.

Specifying a Culture

Wire this input if you want to specify a culture instead of using the language of the end user's application. If wired, this input must match the name of the folder on disk containing the desired dictionary in order to successfully locate the dictionary. The names of folders generated using Export Strings follow standard Microsoft locale names, such as en-US or zh-CN.


base path

Absolute file path to the VI from which the desired dictionary was generated.

The value of culture determines the specific folder in which the node attempts to locate the dictionary. Within that folder, the node attempts to locate a file with the same name as the VI specified in base path and with the suffix .strings.xml.

For example, if base path is C:\Projects\Testing\MainUI.gvi and culture is de-DE, the node attempts to locate the following file: C:\Projects\Testing\de-DE\MainUI.gvi.strings.xml.


localized string

String retrieved from the language-specific dictionary.

Where This Node Can Run:

Desktop OS: Windows

FPGA: All devices

Web Server: Not supported in VIs that run in a web application

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