Language and International Settings

The International Settings page allows you to change the default language when you have more than one language version of the integrated development environment (IDE) installed on your machine.

You can access this dialog box by selecting Options from the Tools menu and then choosing International Settings from the Environment folder. If this page does not appear in the list, select Show all settings in the Options dialog box.

Any changes you make on this page apply only to the default IDE and do not take effect until the environment is restarted.


Lists the available languages for the installed product language versions. This option is unavailable unless you have more than one language version installed on your machine. If multiple languages of products or a mixed language installation of products share the environment, the language selection is changed to Same as Microsoft Windows.


In a system with multiple languages installed, the build tools are not affected by this setting. These tools use the version for the last language installed and the tools for the previously installed language are overwritten because the build tools do not use the satellite DLL model.