Localization and Globalization • Localization is the process of customizing your application for a given culture and locale. • Globalization is the process of designing and developing applications for multiple cultures. Resource File • A resource file is a XML file that contains the strings that we want to translate into different languages. • An effective way to create localized Web pages is to use resources for your page's text and controls based on the user's language and culture. Local Resources • Local resource is specific to a single web page and used for providing versions of a Web page in different languages. • resources must be stored in App_LocalResources sub folder. Global Resources • Global resource can be read from any page or code that is in the application. • Global resource must be stored in App_GlobalResources sub folder. Difference between Localization and Globalization • LocalResources folder contains resources which apply for one page or user control only. • While resources in GlobalResources are accessible in the whole application.