I'm using Sitecore 9 and SXA 1.7.

I can set the default language of the site at Site Grouping:

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I want to know where to set the language programmatically in SXA. Which dll to use, as I want to override this behavior?

  • Are you trying to just change Context Language? Why do you need to change language on site programatically? Feb 25, 2019 at 7:08
  • I saved the user's last opened language, I want the site to be opened in the user's last language when the browser is closed and opened again, so I want to set the language from the SXA pipeline, as when I set it using jquery cookies, the performance was poor. Feb 25, 2019 at 7:42
  • I think that setting Language cookie (3rd option from answer to this question sitecore.stackexchange.com/questions/8211/…) would be best solution for what you are trying to achieve. This has nothing to do with SXA. This is general Sitecore topic Feb 25, 2019 at 7:46

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In SXA you don't need it to set it programmatically. SXA is designed with zero code approach, and almost everything is possible without editing the code.

for DLLm Check the Sitecore.XA.Foundation.Multisite

Before you create a new Website in Tenant, just add the new language you desire, for example Arabic. Go to `/sitecore/system/Languages/' and add the new language

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Select Arabic and proceed till completion.

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Once added, Go to your tenant, and create a new Site, There you will see the language you just created.

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  • I know that, I want to know where this process is made pro grammatically, as I need to override this due to my business needs. Feb 24, 2019 at 10:56
  • Check the Sitecore.XA.Foundation.Multisite dll Feb 24, 2019 at 11:02
  • I thought of it too, I decompiled it but it has many classes, if you know which method please tell me. Feb 24, 2019 at 11:05
  • You can set default language in your config <setting name="DefaultLanguage" value="en" /> check this answer, it will help sitecore.stackexchange.com/questions/8211/… Feb 25, 2019 at 10:33

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