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DateTimeFormatInfo.UniversalSortableDateTimePattern Property

Gets the format pattern for a universal sortable date and time value, which is associated with the "u" format pattern.

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

public string UniversalSortableDateTimePattern { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_UniversalSortableDateTimePattern ()

public function get UniversalSortableDateTimePattern () : String

Not applicable.

Property Value

The format pattern for a universal sortable date and time value, which is associated with the "u" format pattern.

UniversalSortableDateTimePattern can be used to display time in a sortable format with the universal time designator "Z" at the end. The format is sortable because it uses leading zeros for year, month, day, hour, minute, and second. The specifier ("yyyy'-'MM'-'dd HH':'mm':'ss'Z'") is the same regardless of culture or format provider.

The following code example displays the value of UniversalSortableDateTimePattern 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.UniversalSortableDateTimePattern );

   }

}

/*
This code produces the following output.

 CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE
  en-US     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd HH':'mm':'ss'Z'
  ja-JP     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd HH':'mm':'ss'Z'
  fr-FR     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd HH':'mm':'ss'Z'

*/

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_UniversalSortableDateTimePattern());
    } //PrintPattern 
} //SamplesDTFI

/*
This code produces the following output.

 CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE
  en-US     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd HH':'mm':'ss'Z'
  ja-JP     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd HH':'mm':'ss'Z'
  fr-FR     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd HH':'mm':'ss'Z'
*/

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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