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CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder.Register Method

Persists the current CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object as a custom culture on the local computer and makes that culture available to applications. Requires administrative privileges.

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

public void Register ()
public void Register ()
public function Register ()
Not applicable.

Exception typeCondition

InvalidOperationException

The custom culture is already registered.

-or-

The current CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object has a property that must be set before the culture can be registered. All cultures, neutral or specific, must have TextInfo and CompareInfo set. Specific cultures must also have NumberFormat, GregorianDateTimeFormat, and AvailableCalendars set.

This method also throws InvalidOperationException if the following properties are not defined:

CultureEnglishName

CultureNativeName

CurrencyEnglishName

CurrencyNativeName

ISOCurrencySymbol

Parent

RegionEnglishName

RegionNativeName

ThreeLetterISOLanguageName

ThreeLetterISORegionName

ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName

ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName

TwoLetterISOLanguageName

TwoLetterISORegionName

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

A CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object property value exceeds its maximum length or value.

UnauthorizedAccessException

User does not have administrative privileges.

The Register method stores a custom culture as a file on the local computer in the %WINDIR%\Globalization system directory. This process is called registering the custom culture. After the custom culture is registered, a new custom culture can be created by specifying the culture name in a CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder constructor.

The following code example demonstrates the Register method.

// This example demonstrates the System.Globalization.Culture-
// AndRegionInfoBuilder Register method.
// Compile this code example with a reference to sysglobl.dll.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder cib = null;
    try 
    {
// Create a CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object named "x-en-US-sample".
    Console.WriteLine("Create and explore the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder...\n");
    cib = new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder(
                         "x-en-US-sample", CultureAndRegionModifiers.None);

// Populate the new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object with culture information.
    CultureInfo ci = new CultureInfo("en-US");
    cib.LoadDataFromCultureInfo(ci);

// Populate the new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object with region information.
    RegionInfo  ri = new RegionInfo("US");
    cib.LoadDataFromRegionInfo(ri);

// Display some of the properties of the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object.
    Console.WriteLine("CultureName:. . . . . . . . . . {0}", cib.CultureName);
    Console.WriteLine("CultureEnglishName: . . . . . . {0}", cib.CultureEnglishName);
    Console.WriteLine("CultureNativeName:. . . . . . . {0}", cib.CultureNativeName);
    Console.WriteLine("GeoId:. . . . . . . . . . . . . {0}", cib.GeoId);
    Console.WriteLine("IsMetric: . . . . . . . . . . . {0}", cib.IsMetric);
    Console.WriteLine("ISOCurrencySymbol:. . . . . . . {0}", cib.ISOCurrencySymbol);
    Console.WriteLine("RegionEnglishName:. . . . . . . {0}", cib.RegionEnglishName);
    Console.WriteLine("RegionName: . . . . . . . . . . {0}", cib.RegionName);
    Console.WriteLine("RegionNativeName: . . . . . . . {0}", cib.RegionNativeName);
    Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterISOLanguageName: . . {0}", cib.ThreeLetterISOLanguageName);
    Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterISORegionName: . . . {0}", cib.ThreeLetterISORegionName);
    Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName: {0}", cib.ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName);
    Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: . {0}", cib.ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName);
    Console.WriteLine("TwoLetterISOLanguageName: . . . {0}", cib.TwoLetterISOLanguageName);
    Console.WriteLine("TwoLetterISORegionName: . . . . {0}", cib.TwoLetterISORegionName);
    Console.WriteLine();

// Register the custom culture.
    Console.WriteLine("Register the custom culture...");
    cib.Register();

// Display some of the properties of the custom culture.
    Console.WriteLine("Create and explore the custom culture...\n");
    ci = new CultureInfo("x-en-US-sample");

    Console.WriteLine("Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . {0}", ci.Name);
    Console.WriteLine("EnglishName:. . . . . . . . . . {0}", ci.EnglishName);
    Console.WriteLine("NativeName: . . . . . . . . . . {0}", ci.NativeName);
    Console.WriteLine("TwoLetterISOLanguageName: . . . {0}", ci.TwoLetterISOLanguageName);
    Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterISOLanguageName: . . {0}", ci.ThreeLetterISOLanguageName);
    Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName: {0}", ci.ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName);

    Console.WriteLine("\nNote:\n" +
        "Use the example in the Unregister method topic to remove the custom culture.");
    }
    catch (Exception e)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(e);
    }
    }
}
/*
This code example produces the following results:

Create and explore the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder...

CultureName:. . . . . . . . . . x-en-US-sample
CultureEnglishName: . . . . . . English (United States)
CultureNativeName:. . . . . . . English (United States)
GeoId:. . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
IsMetric: . . . . . . . . . . . False
ISOCurrencySymbol:. . . . . . . USD
RegionEnglishName:. . . . . . . United States
RegionName: . . . . . . . . . . x-en-US-sample
RegionNativeName: . . . . . . . United States
ThreeLetterISOLanguageName: . . eng
ThreeLetterISORegionName: . . . USA
ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName: ENU
ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: . USA
TwoLetterISOLanguageName: . . . en
TwoLetterISORegionName: . . . . US

Register the custom culture...
Create and explore the custom culture...

Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . x-en-US-sample
EnglishName:. . . . . . . . . . English (United States)
NativeName: . . . . . . . . . . English (United States)
TwoLetterISOLanguageName: . . . en
ThreeLetterISOLanguageName: . . eng
ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName: ENU

Note:
Use the example in the Unregister method topic to remove the custom culture.

*/

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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