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CalendarAlgorithmType Enumeration

Specifies whether a calendar is solar-based, lunar-based, or lunisolar-based.

Namespace:  System.Globalization
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
public enum CalendarAlgorithmType
Member nameDescription
LunarCalendarA lunar-based calendar.
LunisolarCalendarA lunisolar-based calendar.
SolarCalendarA solar-based calendar.
UnknownAn unknown calendar basis.

A date calculation for a particular calendar depends on whether the calendar is solar-based, lunar-based, or lunisolar-based. For example, the GregorianCalendar, JapaneseCalendar, and JulianCalendar classes are solar-based, the HijriCalendar and UmAlQuraCalendar classes are lunar-based,.and the HebrewCalendar and JapaneseLunisolarCalendar classes are lunisolar-based, thus using solar calculations for the year and lunar calculations for the month and day.

A CalendarAlgorithmType value, which is returned by a calendar member such as the Calendar.AlgorithmType property, specifies the foundation for a particular calendar.

The following code example demonstrates the AlgorithmType property and the CalendarAlgorithmType enumeration.

// This example demonstrates the Calendar.AlgorithmType property and 
// CalendarAlgorithmType enumeration. 

using System;
using System.Globalization;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    GregorianCalendar grCal = new GregorianCalendar();
    HijriCalendar     hiCal = new HijriCalendar();
    JapaneseLunisolarCalendar 
                      jaCal = new JapaneseLunisolarCalendar();
    Display(grCal);
    Display(hiCal);
    Display(jaCal);
    }

    static void Display(Calendar c)
    {
    string name = c.ToString().PadRight(50, '.');
    Console.WriteLine("{0} {1}", name, c.AlgorithmType);
    }
}
/*
This code example produces the following results:

System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar............ SolarCalendar
System.Globalization.HijriCalendar................ LunarCalendar
System.Globalization.JapaneseLunisolarCalendar.... LunisolarCalendar

*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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