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DateTimeFormatInfo.ShortDatePattern Property

Gets or sets the format pattern for a short date value, which is associated with the 'd' format character.

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

public string ShortDatePattern { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_ShortDatePattern ()

/** @property */
public void set_ShortDatePattern (String value)

public function get ShortDatePattern () : String

public function set ShortDatePattern (value : String)

Property Value

The format pattern for a short date value, which is associated with the 'd' format character.
Exception typeCondition

ArgumentNullException

The property is being set to a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

InvalidOperationException

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

See DateTimeFormatInfo for patterns that can be combined to construct custom patterns; for example, "MM/dd/yyyy".

This property is affected if the value of the Calendar property changes.

The following code example displays the value of ShortDatePattern for a few cultures.

using System;
using System.Globalization;


public class SamplesDTFI  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Displays the values of the pattern properties.
      Console.WriteLine( " CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE" );
      PrintPattern( "en-US" );
      PrintPattern( "ja-JP" );
      PrintPattern( "fr-FR" );

   }

   public static void PrintPattern( String myCulture )  {

      DateTimeFormatInfo myDTFI = new CultureInfo( myCulture, false ).DateTimeFormat;
      Console.WriteLine( "  {0}     {1}", myCulture, myDTFI.ShortDatePattern );

   }

}

/*
This code produces the following output.

 CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE
  en-US     M/d/yyyy
  ja-JP     yyyy/MM/dd
  fr-FR     dd/MM/yyyy

*/

import System.* ;
import System.Globalization.* ;

public class SamplesDTFI
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Displays the values of the pattern properties.
        Console.WriteLine(" CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE");
        PrintPattern("en-US");
        PrintPattern("ja-JP");
        PrintPattern("fr-FR");
    } //main

    public static void PrintPattern(String myCulture)
    {
        DateTimeFormatInfo myDTFI = 
            (new CultureInfo(myCulture, false)).get_DateTimeFormat();
        
        Console.WriteLine("  {0}     {1}", 
            myCulture, myDTFI.get_ShortDatePattern());
    } //PrintPattern 
} //SamplesDTFI

/*
This code produces the following output.

 CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE
  en-US     M/d/yyyy
  ja-JP     yyyy/MM/dd
  fr-FR     dd/MM/yyyy
*/

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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