In WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV Mobile, an external component is a set of elements that performs a specific action (send faxes, emails, etc.). External components can be redistributed to other WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV Mobile developers.
Developers will then be able to easily include the feature from the component in their applications. The component will be included in and distributed with the application.
For multilingual applications, it may be useful to translate the external component used. Indeed, let's imagine a component that supports French and English included in a project that supports French and Spanish.
By default, the mechanism for preferred languages proposes English instead of Spanish.
In order for the external component to use the application language, the different elements of the components must be translated. This technique requires the use of WDMSG. WDMSG is an optional tool for WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile used to extract and reintegrate all the messages to be translated.