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DateTimeFormatInfo::GetShortestDayName Method

Updated: June 2010

Obtains the shortest abbreviated day name for a specified day of the week associated with the current DateTimeFormatInfo object.

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

String^ GetShortestDayName(
	DayOfWeek dayOfWeek


Type: System::DayOfWeek

One of the DayOfWeek values.

Return Value

Type: System::String
The abbreviated name of the week that corresponds to the dayOfWeek parameter.


dayOfWeek is not a value in the DayOfWeek enumeration.

The following example demonstrates several methods and properties that specify date and time format patterns, native calendar name, and full and abbreviated month and day 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

.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.




June 2010

Added exception information.

Content bug fix.

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