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CultureInfo.IsNeutralCulture Property

Gets a value indicating whether the current CultureInfo represents a neutral culture.

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

public virtual bool IsNeutralCulture { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the current CultureInfo represents a neutral culture; otherwise, false.

If this property returns false, the culture is either a specific culture or the invariant culture.

The following code example determines which cultures using the Chinese language are neutral cultures.

NoteNote

The example displays the older "zh-CHS" and "zh-CHT" culture names 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()
   {

      // Lists the cultures that use the Chinese language and determines if each is a neutral culture.
      foreach (CultureInfo ci in CultureInfo.GetCultures(CultureTypes.AllCultures))
      {
         if (ci.TwoLetterISOLanguageName == "zh")
         {
            Console.Write("{0,-7} {1,-40}", ci.Name, ci.EnglishName);
            if (ci.IsNeutralCulture)
            {
               Console.WriteLine(": neutral");
                }
            else
            {
               Console.WriteLine(": specific");
            }
         }
      }

   }

}


/*
This code produces the following output.

zh-Hans Chinese (Simplified)                    : neutral
zh-TW   Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan)           : specific
zh-CN   Chinese (Simplified, PRC)               : specific
zh-HK   Chinese (Traditional, Hong Kong S.A.R.) : specific
zh-SG   Chinese (Simplified, Singapore)         : specific
zh-MO   Chinese (Traditional, Macao S.A.R.)     : specific
zh      Chinese                                 : neutral
zh-Hant Chinese (Traditional)                   : neutral
zh-CHS  Chinese (Simplified) Legacy             : neutral
zh-CHT  Chinese (Traditional) Legacy            : neutral

*/


.NET Framework

Supported in: 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

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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