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CultureInfo.ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName Property

Gets the three-letter code for the language as defined in the Windows API.

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

abstract ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName : string with get 
override ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName : string with get

Property Value

Type: System.String
The three-letter code for the language as defined in the Windows API.

This property returns the same value as the Windows API method GetLocaleInfo with the LOCALE_SABBREVLANGNAME value. For example, the three-letter code for English (United States) as defined in the Windows API is "enu".

NoteNote

When communicating between processes or persisting data it is usually better to use the full CultureInfo.Name. Using just the language can lose context and data.

The following code example displays several properties of the 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.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.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

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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