Can LightSwitch handle ‘right to left’ languages? As a test, I switched my computer settings to Arabic to see what happens. Fortunately, most parts of the application is localisable without too much difficulty including labels, title bars and the navigation pane.
Fig1 – Example Arabic Screen
To recreate the above, you will need to download a language pack. On Windows 7, this can be done through Windows update. Next, the culture must be set in the properties of the application.
Fig2 – Culture Settings
After changing languages, I found that the SQL Server Express service had to be restarted and the contents of the following folder had to be cleared in order for SQL Server Express to work properly.
C:\Users\tim\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server Data\SQLEXPRESS
True multi-cultural support is still missing in LightSwitch but there is a Connect issue that you can vote for here: