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DateTimeFormatInfo.InvariantInfo Property

Gets the default read-only DateTimeFormatInfo object that is culture-independent (invariant).

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

public static DateTimeFormatInfo InvariantInfo { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Globalization.DateTimeFormatInfo
A read-only object that is culture-independent (invariant).

This property does not change, regardless of the current culture. Because of this, the invariant culture's DateTimeFormatInfo object can be used to produce consistent, culture-independent results in parsing and formatting operations on data that is multi-cultural. For example, if date and time data from multiple cultures is to be persisted in string form, it can be formatted by using the DateTimeFormatInfo object of the invariant culture and saved. It can then be parsed by using the invariant culture's DateTimeFormatInfo object.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: 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.

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