If somebody searches for a localized version of Visual Studio 2012, MS is providing language packs for several languages. Here is the Link to the Language Packs: www[dot]microsoft[dot]com/download/details.aspx?id=30681 -> Visual Studio 2012 Language Pack (original and official MS-Link) You can choose many languages. This language pack installs the selected language to .Net 4.5, Blend and all other programms which got shipped with Visual Studio 2012. In "Tools -> Options ... (to the bottom) -> International Settings" you can change, like in the 2010 version the preffered language. After a restart you have the desired language throught out Visual Studio.