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NumberFormatInfo.GetFormat Method

Gets an object of the specified type that provides a numeric formatting service.

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

public Object GetFormat(
	Type formatType


Type: System.Type
The Type of the required formatting service.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The current NumberFormatInfo object, if formatType is an object of type NumberFormatInfo; otherwise, null.



The numeric formatting and parsing methods that include a parameter of type IFormatProvider invoke this method when the current NumberFormatInfo object is passed as the IFormatProvider parameter. This method implements IFormatProvider.GetFormat.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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