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CultureInfo.GetFormat Method

Gets an object that defines how to format the specified type.

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

public virtual Object GetFormat(
	Type formatType
)

Parameters

formatType
Type: System.Type

The Type for which to get a formatting object. This method only supports the NumberFormatInfo and DateTimeFormatInfo types.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The value of the NumberFormat property, which is a NumberFormatInfo containing the default number format information for the current CultureInfo, if formatType is the Type object for the NumberFormatInfo class.
-or-
The value of the DateTimeFormat property, which is a DateTimeFormatInfo containing the default date and time format information for the current CultureInfo, if formatType is the Type object for the DateTimeFormatInfo class.
-or-
null, if formatType is any other object.

Implements

IFormatProvider.GetFormat(Type)

GetFormat implements IFormatProvider.GetFormat.

NumberFormatInfo provides the culture-specific numeric format used in conjunction with the Format methods in the base data types. DateTimeFormatInfo controls how the date and time values are formatted for a specific culture.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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