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How not to type control ID again in meta:resourcekey?

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Hello,

I've got a page which I need to localize to different langauges. So I used resource files and ended with a lot of controls looking like below. Most of the time, the meta:resourcekey is simply equal to control ID. Typing it twice is getting really annoying. Any way to get rid of this need while still using resource files (changing res files to some other concept would take weeks of work).

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<asp:HyperLink ID="linkImportZipFile" NavigateUrl="#extractZIP" onclick="extractOpt(impMethZip);" Text="Import models from ZIP file" runat="server" meta:resourcekey="linkImportZipFile" />

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In my opinion, you would really have to manually enter the name of the meta:resourcekey if you are naming it the same as the control ID.

I usually use the Generate Local Resource option under the Tools Menu to generate a new page resource file or refresh the page resource file key values when a page is modified.  Unfortunately, the Generate Local Resource option has a standard naming of "Control ID" name plus concatenated string "Resource1" (eg. Button1 ID name for button control would have Button1Resource1 for its meta:resourcekey).

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fw69ke6f.aspx
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