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Calendar.IsLeapYear Method (Int32)

Determines whether the specified year in the current era is a leap year.

Namespace:  System.Globalization
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public virtual bool IsLeapYear(
	int year
)

Parameters

year
Type: System.Int32
An integer that represents the year.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the specified year is a leap year; otherwise, false.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

year is outside the range supported by the calendar.

To make up for the difference between the calendar year and the actual time that the earth rotates around the sun or the actual time that the moon rotates around the earth, a leap year has a different number of days from a standard calendar year. Each Calendar implementation defines leap years differently.

The following code example compares different implementations of the Calendar class.


using System;
using System.Globalization;


public class SamplesCalendar  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates an instance of every Calendar type.
      Calendar[] myCals = new Calendar[8];
      myCals[0] = new GregorianCalendar();
      myCals[1] = new HebrewCalendar();
      myCals[2] = new HijriCalendar();
      myCals[3] = new JapaneseCalendar();
      myCals[4] = new JulianCalendar();
      myCals[5] = new KoreanCalendar();
      myCals[6] = new TaiwanCalendar();
      myCals[7] = new ThaiBuddhistCalendar();

      // For each calendar, displays the current year, the number of months in that year,
      // and the number of days in each month of that year.
      int i, j, iYear, iMonth, iDay;
      DateTime myDT = DateTime.Today;

      for ( i = 0; i < myCals.Length; i++ )  {
         iYear = myCals[i].GetYear( myDT );
         Console.WriteLine();
         Console.WriteLine( "{0}, Year: {1}", myCals[i].GetType(), myCals[i].GetYear( myDT ) );
         Console.WriteLine( "   MonthsInYear: {0}", myCals[i].GetMonthsInYear( iYear ) );
         Console.WriteLine( "   DaysInYear: {0}", myCals[i].GetDaysInYear( iYear ) );
         Console.WriteLine( "   Days in each month:" );
         Console.Write( "      " );

         for ( j = 1; j <= myCals[i].GetMonthsInYear( iYear ); j++ )
            Console.Write( " {0,-5}", myCals[i].GetDaysInMonth( iYear, j ) );
         Console.WriteLine();

         iMonth = myCals[i].GetMonth( myDT );
         iDay = myCals[i].GetDayOfMonth( myDT );
         Console.WriteLine( "   IsLeapDay:   {0}", myCals[i].IsLeapDay( iYear, iMonth, iDay ) );
         Console.WriteLine( "   IsLeapMonth: {0}", myCals[i].IsLeapMonth( iYear, iMonth ) );
         Console.WriteLine( "   IsLeapYear:  {0}", myCals[i].IsLeapYear( iYear ) );

      }

   }

}


/*
This code produces the following output.  The results vary depending on the date.

System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar, Year: 2002
   MonthsInYear: 12
   DaysInYear: 365
   Days in each month:
       31    28    31    30    31    30    31    31    30    31    30    31   
   IsLeapDay:   False
   IsLeapMonth: False
   IsLeapYear:  False

System.Globalization.HebrewCalendar, Year: 5763
   MonthsInYear: 13
   DaysInYear: 385
   Days in each month:
       30    30    30    29    30    30    29    30    29    30    29    30    29   
   IsLeapDay:   False
   IsLeapMonth: False
   IsLeapYear:  True

System.Globalization.HijriCalendar, Year: 1423
   MonthsInYear: 12
   DaysInYear: 355
   Days in each month:
       30    29    30    29    30    29    30    29    30    29    30    30   
   IsLeapDay:   False
   IsLeapMonth: False
   IsLeapYear:  True

System.Globalization.JapaneseCalendar, Year: 14
   MonthsInYear: 12
   DaysInYear: 365
   Days in each month:
       31    28    31    30    31    30    31    31    30    31    30    31   
   IsLeapDay:   False
   IsLeapMonth: False
   IsLeapYear:  False

System.Globalization.JulianCalendar, Year: 2002
   MonthsInYear: 12
   DaysInYear: 365
   Days in each month:
       31    28    31    30    31    30    31    31    30    31    30    31   
   IsLeapDay:   False
   IsLeapMonth: False
   IsLeapYear:  False

System.Globalization.KoreanCalendar, Year: 4335
   MonthsInYear: 12
   DaysInYear: 365
   Days in each month:
       31    28    31    30    31    30    31    31    30    31    30    31   
   IsLeapDay:   False
   IsLeapMonth: False
   IsLeapYear:  False

System.Globalization.TaiwanCalendar, Year: 91
   MonthsInYear: 12
   DaysInYear: 365
   Days in each month:
       31    28    31    30    31    30    31    31    30    31    30    31   
   IsLeapDay:   False
   IsLeapMonth: False
   IsLeapYear:  False

System.Globalization.ThaiBuddhistCalendar, Year: 2545
   MonthsInYear: 12
   DaysInYear: 365
   Days in each month:
       31    28    31    30    31    30    31    31    30    31    30    31   
   IsLeapDay:   False
   IsLeapMonth: False
   IsLeapYear:  False

*/


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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