Bug 898 - Add Option to set emulator in a region/locale
Summary: Add Option to set emulator in a region/locale
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 56
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Android ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-09-19 09:59 UTC by Neal
Modified: 2016-08-03 15:23 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
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Description Neal 2011-09-19 09:59:49 UTC

As developers we need to test our apps not only in our region such as en-US but also other locales to ensure international support.  It's not easy/straight-forward to put an emulator in another region setting.  As the Mono for Android add-in launches the emulator it would be a nice feature in the VS.NET Tools/Options to specify a country setting and then the VS.NET debugger can set the locale for us based on the setting.

Thank you.
Comment 1 Jonathan Pobst 2011-09-19 15:13:02 UTC
Do you know of any documentation that details what needs to be done for this?  Is it an argument you pass to emulator.exe?
Comment 2 Neal 2011-09-19 15:16:19 UTC
I asked the question on the MonoDroid list and here was the response, you can also google the persist.sys.language to find more examples:
It is possible to change settings though the android debugger shell i.e:

adb shell 'setprop persist.sys.language en; setprop persist.sys.country GB; stop; sleep 5; start'

would change the locale to en_GB. You can also pass system properties when starting the emulator:

emulator -avd MonoDroid -prop persist.sys.language=en -prop persist.sys.country=GB
Comment 3 Jonathan Pobst 2011-09-19 15:17:43 UTC
Thanks, that gives us some direction to go on!
Comment 4 Jonathan Pobst 2011-12-15 15:55:51 UTC
Rather than try to support tons of arbitrary emulator launch options, we now do like Eclipse and provide space to add custom parameters to the emulator launcher.

Tools->Options->Mono for Android

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 56 ***