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DateTimeFormatInfo.PMDesignator Property

Gets or sets the string designator for hours that are "post meridiem" (after noon).

Namespace:  System.Globalization
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
'Declaration
Public Property PMDesignator As String

Property Value

Type: System.String
The string designator for hours that are "post meridiem" (after noon). The default for InvariantInfo is "PM".
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The property is being set to Nothing.

InvalidOperationException

The property is being set and the DateTimeFormatInfo object is read-only.

The PMDesignator property is used for all times from 12:00:00 (noon) to 23:59:59.999.

If the custom pattern includes the format pattern "tt" and the time is after noon, DateTime.ToString displays the value of PMDesignator in place of the "tt" in the format pattern. If the custom pattern includes the format pattern "t", only the first character of PMDesignator is displayed. Your application should use "tt" for languages for which it is necessary to maintain the distinction between AM and PM. An example is Japanese, for which the AM and PM designators differ in the second character instead of the first character.

For cultures that do not use a PM designator, this property returns an empty string.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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