How do you add more languages

May 13, 2009 at 4:37 PM

What is the best way to edit the list template to add more languages?

May 13, 2009 at 6:02 PM

Looking at the Code, it looks like the best way to do this is by modifying the following files.  Is this all that needs to be done?

$\COB.SharePoint.Utilities.LanguageStore\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\LanguageStore\LanguageStoreList\schema.xml and


May 13, 2009 at 6:28 PM


Yes you've hit the nail on the head. Essentially you have three options in this type of "schema change" scenario with SharePoint:

  • add new columns through the UI
  • add new columns in the Feature XML using the files you mention and then activate the Feature (e.g. if you haven't yet started using the list)
  • add new columns using the object model (e.g. a script)

Remember though, that you shouldn't update the files you mention if the list is in use - you should use one of the other options if that's the case. If you have started using the list, as well as option 1 and option 3 you could consider:

  • using some export mechanism to export your current data (e.g. a script), delete the list, amend the Feature XML, create the list, import the data