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CultureInfo.CurrentCulture Property

Gets the CultureInfo object that represents the culture used by the current thread.

Namespace:  System.Globalization
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public static CultureInfo CurrentCulture { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Globalization.CultureInfo
The object that represents the culture used by the current thread.

The culture is a property of the executing thread. This read-only property returns Thread.CurrentCulture. To change the culture used by a thread, assign the new culture to the Thread.CurrentCulture property.

The following example demonstrates how to change the CurrentCulture and CurrentUICulture of the current thread.


using System;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Threading;

public class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      // Displays the name of the CurrentCulture of the current thread.
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("CurrentCulture is {0}.", CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.Name) + "\n";

      // Changes the CurrentCulture of the current thread to th-TH.
      Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture = new CultureInfo("th-TH");
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("CurrentCulture is now {0}.", CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.Name) + "\n";

      // Displays the name of the CurrentUICulture of the current thread.
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("CurrentUICulture is {0}.", CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture.Name) + "\n";

      // Changes the CurrentUICulture of the current thread to ja-JP.
      Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture = new CultureInfo("ja-JP");
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("CurrentUICulture is now {0}.", CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture.Name) + "\n";
   }
}
/*
This code produces the following output:
   CurrentCulture is en-US.
   CurrentCulture is now th-TH.
   CurrentUICulture is en-US.
   CurrentUICulture is now ja-JP.
*/


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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