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CultureInfo.DisplayName Property

Gets the culture name in the format "<languagefull> (<country/regionfull>)" in the language of the localized version of .NET Framework.

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

public virtual string DisplayName { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_DisplayName ()

public function get DisplayName () : String

Not applicable.

Property Value

The culture name in the format "<languagefull> (<country/regionfull>)" in the language of the localized version of .NET Framework, where <languagefull> is the full name of the language and <country/regionfull> is the full name of the country/region.

For example, if the .NET Framework English version is installed, the DisplayName property for the "en-US" culture returns "English (United States)". If the .NET Framework Spanish version is installed, regardless of the language that the system is set to display, the culture name is displayed in Spanish. Therefore, the DisplayName property for the "en-US" culture returns "Ingles (Estados Unidos)".

If a custom culture is created by means of the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder class, the DisplayName property is initialized to the value of the NativeName property.

The following code example displays several properties of the neutral cultures.

NoteNote:

The example displays the zh-CHS and zh-CHT cultures with the 0x0004 and 0x7C04 culture identifiers, respectively. However, your Windows Vista applications should use the "zh-Hans" name instead of "zh-CHS" and the "zh-Hant" name instead of "zh-CHT". The "zh-Hans" and "zh-Hant" names represent the current standard, and should be used unless you have a reason for using the older names.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class SamplesCultureInfo  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Displays several properties of the neutral cultures.
      Console.WriteLine( "CULTURE ISO ISO WIN DISPLAYNAME                              ENGLISHNAME" );
      foreach ( CultureInfo ci in CultureInfo.GetCultures( CultureTypes.NeutralCultures ) )  {
         Console.Write( "{0,-7}", ci.Name );
         Console.Write( " {0,-3}", ci.TwoLetterISOLanguageName );
         Console.Write( " {0,-3}", ci.ThreeLetterISOLanguageName );
         Console.Write( " {0,-3}", ci.ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName );
         Console.Write( " {0,-40}", ci.DisplayName );
         Console.WriteLine( " {0,-40}", ci.EnglishName );
      }

   }

}


/*
This code produces the following output.  This output has been cropped for brevity.

CULTURE ISO ISO WIN DISPLAYNAME                              ENGLISHNAME
ar      ar  ara ARA Arabic                                   Arabic
bg      bg  bul BGR Bulgarian                                Bulgarian
ca      ca  cat CAT Catalan                                  Catalan
zh-Hans zh  zho CHS Chinese (Simplified)                     Chinese (Simplified)
zh-Hant zh  zho CHT Chinese (Traditional)                    Chinese (Traditional)
cs      cs  ces CSY Czech                                    Czech
da      da  dan DAN Danish                                   Danish
de      de  deu DEU German                                   German
el      el  ell ELL Greek                                    Greek
en      en  eng ENU English                                  English
es      es  spa ESP Spanish                                  Spanish
fi      fi  fin FIN Finnish                                  Finnish

*/

import System.* ;
import System.Globalization.* ;

public class SamplesCultureInfo
{
     public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Displays several properties of the neutral cultures.
        Console.WriteLine("CULTURE ISO ISO WIN DISPLAYNAME                  " 
            + "            ENGLISHNAME");
        
        for (int iCtr = 0; 
            iCtr < (CultureInfo.GetCultures(CultureTypes.NeutralCultures).
            length); iCtr++) {
            CultureInfo ci = 
                CultureInfo.GetCultures(CultureTypes.NeutralCultures)[iCtr];
            Console.Write("{0,-7}", ci.get_Name());
            Console.Write(" {0,-3}", ci.get_TwoLetterISOLanguageName());
            Console.Write(" {0,-3}", ci.get_ThreeLetterISOLanguageName());
            Console.Write(" {0,-3}", ci.get_ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName());
            Console.Write(" {0,-40}", ci.get_DisplayName());
            Console.WriteLine(" {0,-40}", ci.get_EnglishName());
        }
    } //main 
} //SamplesCultureInfo

/*
This code produces the following output.  This output has been cropped 
for brevity.

CULTURE ISO ISO WIN DISPLAYNAME                              ENGLISHNAME
ar      ar  ara ARA Arabic                                   Arabic
bg      bg  bul BGR Bulgarian                                Bulgarian
ca      ca  cat CAT Catalan                                  Catalan
zh-Hans  zh  zho CHS Chinese (Simplified)                     Chinese 
(Simplified)
zh-Hant  zh  zho CHT Chinese (Traditional)                    Chinese
(Traditional)
cs      cs  ces CSY Czech                                    Czech
da      da  dan DAN Danish                                   Danish
de      de  deu DEU German                                   German
el      el  ell ELL Greek                                    Greek
en      en  eng ENU English                                  English
es      es  spa ESP Spanish                                  Spanish
fi      fi  fin FIN Finnish                                  Finnish
*/

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, 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, 1.1, 1.0

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