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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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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)

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

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