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DateTimeFormatInfo Constructor

Initializes a new writable instance of the DateTimeFormatInfo class that is culture-independent (invariant).

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

public DateTimeFormatInfo()

This constructor creates a DateTimeFormatInfo object that represents the date and time information of the invariant culture. To create a DateTimeFormatInfo object for a specific culture, create a CultureInfo object for that culture and retrieve the DateTimeFormatInfo object returned by its CultureInfo.DateTimeFormat property.

The properties of the DateTimeFormatInfo object created by this constructor can be modified. However, you cannot modify the Calendar property, because the invariant culture supports only a localized version of the Gregorian calendar. To create a DateTimeFormatInfo object that uses a specific calendar, you must instantiate a CultureInfo object that supports that calendar and assign the calendar to the Calendar property of the DateTimeFormatInfo object returned by the CultureInfo.DateTimeFormat property.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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 8, Silverlight 8.1

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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