Gets the ISO 639-1 two-letter code for the language of the current CultureInfo.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
For example, the two-letter abbreviation for English is "en". The property value for the invariant culture is "iv".
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.
If ISO 639-1 does not define a two-letter language code for a particular culture, the property returns a string that consists of three or more letters. For more information, see the example.
.NET FrameworkSupported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
.NET Framework Client ProfileSupported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
Portable Class LibrarySupported in: Portable Class Library
.NET for Windows Store appsSupported in: Windows 8
.NET for Windows Phone appsSupported 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.