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CultureInfo.GetCultures Method

Gets the list of supported cultures filtered by the specified CultureTypes parameter.

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

public static CultureInfo[] GetCultures (
	CultureTypes types
)
public static CultureInfo[] GetCultures (
	CultureTypes types
)
public static function GetCultures (
	types : CultureTypes
) : CultureInfo[]

Parameters

types

A bitwise combination of CultureTypes values that filter the cultures to retrieve.

Return Value

An array of type CultureInfo that contains the cultures specified by the types parameter. The array of cultures is unsorted.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

types specifies an invalid combination of CultureTypes values.

Setting the types parameter to the SpecificCultures value returns all specific cultures. Setting types to the NeutralCultures value returns all neutral cultures and the invariant culture. Setting types to the AllCultures value returns all neutral and specific cultures, cultures installed in the Windows system, and custom cultures created by the user.

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

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-CHS  zh  zho CHS Chinese (Simplified)                     Chinese (Simplified)
zh-CHT  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-CHS  zh  zho CHS Chinese (Simplified)                     Chinese 
(Simplified)
zh-CHT  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 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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