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using System;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Reflection;
using System.Resources;
using Xamarin.Forms.Xaml;
using Xamarin.Forms;
namespace MyApp.il8n
// You exclude the 'Extension' suffix when using in Xaml markup
[ContentProperty ("Text")]
public class TranslateExtension : IMarkupExtension
readonly CultureInfo ci;
const string ResourceId = "MyApp.Resources.Resources";
private static readonly Lazy<ResourceManager> ResMgr = new Lazy<ResourceManager>(()=> new ResourceManager(ResourceId, typeof(TranslateExtension).GetTypeInfo().Assembly));
public TranslateExtension()
if (Device.RuntimePlatform == Device.iOS || Device.RuntimePlatform == Device.Android)
ci = DependencyService.Get<ILocalize>().GetCurrentCultureInfo();
public string Text { get; set; }
public object ProvideValue (IServiceProvider serviceProvider)
if (Text == null)
return "";
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;
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