Zoran Luledzija
Zoran Luledzija
July 19, 2023
3 min read
July 19, 2023
3 min read

RESX Editor - An intuitive online editor for RESX files

RESX Editor - An intuitive online editor for RESX files

RESX (.NET Resources) is an XML-based file format used for storing localizable resources in .NET applications. Although the structure of these files is quite straightforward, manually editing them can be challenging if you aren't tech-savvy. Syntax errors, issues with closing tags, or mistakes in the file structure can easily occur. Thankfully, there are tools specifically designed to help us edit these RESX files and avoid these typical errors. In the upcoming sections, we'll explain how these tools can benefit us.

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The benefits of utilizing a RESX file editor

In our fast-paced digital age, staying competitive often means adopting as much automation as possible, as manual work can be costly. Here, we have listed some of the advantages of using a RESX editor:

  • Easy editing for everyone: RESX is an XML-based file format. Editing it can be challenging for those lacking technical skills. The good news is that specialized tools with intuitive interfaces are available today, making the editing process of RESX files simple for everyone.

  • Error reduction: Manual modifications in RESX files can lead to various errors such as incorrect syntax, missing closing tags, or an invalid file structure. RESX editors can manage these updates for you, greatly reducing the risk of errors that typically occur with manual editing.

  • User-friendly search and update: As RESX files get larger, searching and updating specific texts can be difficult. However, RESX editors with intuitive interfaces can simplify and expedite these tasks.

  • Placeholder syntax validation: RESX editors conduct syntax analysis of placeholders, substantially reducing the risk of errors in localization messages.

  • Additional features: RESX editors are equipped with many additional features to assist in editing, including Machine Translation, Translation Memory, Glossary, Screenshots, and others.

Editing RESX files with Localizely

Here, we will show you a straightforward approach for editing your RESX files using Localizely, enabling you to take advantage of all the benefits we've previously discussed.

Upload RESX file for editing

To upload your RESX files, go to the Upload page. Simply drop your file into the marked area and then click on the 'Upload' button.

Localizely upload RESX file

Edit RESX file

Go to the Translations page and start editing your RESX file. You have a variety of options when it comes to editing your translations: manually, using Machine Translation, or delegating the task to your team members or professional translators.

Localizely translate RESX file

Download edited RESX files

Once editing is completed, proceed to the Download page. Here, you can download your RESX files with a single click.

Localizely download RESX files

Final thoughts

In this post, we have explained how a RESX editing tool, such as Localizely, can significantly increase your efficiency and save precious time. We have also addressed the essential factors to consider when choosing between manual editing and utilizing specialized tools. Furthermore, we demonstrated the simplicity of editing your RESX files using Localizely, along with the benefits it offers.

Localizely is a localization platform that simplifies the editing of RESX files. It offers a plethora of features to enhance your software localization tasks. One of the great aspects of Localizely is its provision of a free plan (no credit card required), which is suitable for smaller projects. Furthermore, it is entirely free for open-source projects.

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Zoran Luledzija
Zoran Luledzija

Zoran is a Software Engineer at Localizely. His primary interest is web development, but he also has a solid background in other technologies. For the last few years, he has been involved in the development of software localization tools.

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