Gets or sets a DateTimeFormatInfo that defines the culturally appropriate format of displaying dates and times.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
The user might choose to override some of the values associated with the current culture of Windows through the regional and language options portion of Control Panel. For example, the user might choose to display the date in a different format or to use a currency other than the default for the culture.
If UseUserOverride is true and the specified culture matches the current culture of Windows, the CultureInfo uses those overrides, including user settings for the properties of the DateTimeFormatInfo instance returned by the property, and the properties of the NumberFormatInfo instance returned by the NumberFormat property. If the user settings are incompatible with the culture associated with the CultureInfo, for example, if the selected calendar is not one of the OptionalCalendars, the results of the methods and the values of the properties are undefined.
The value of the property and the NumberFormat property is not calculated until your application accesses the property. If the user can change the current culture to a new culture while the application is running and then the application accesses the or NumberFormat property, the application retrieves the defaults for the new culture instead of the overrides for the original culture. To preserve the overrides for the original current culture, the application should access the and NumberFormat properties before changing the current culture.
If DateTimeFormatInfo.Calendar is the TaiwanCalendar but the Thread.CurrentCulture is not set to Chinese (Taiwan), named zh-TW, then DateTimeFormatInfo.NativeCalendarName, DateTimeFormatInfo.GetEraName, and DateTimeFormatInfo.GetAbbreviatedEraName return an empty string ("").
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)
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