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NumberFormatInfo.InvariantInfo Property

Gets a read-only NumberFormatInfo object that is culture-independent (invariant).

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

public static NumberFormatInfo InvariantInfo { get; }

Property Value

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

This NumberFormatInfo object returned by this property does not change, regardless of the current culture. It represents the formatting conventions of the invariant culture, which is a culture associated with the English language but not with any country/region. The invariant culture is used in formatting operations that are culture-independent or that produce result strings suitable for display across multiple cultures.

The following example displays the default property values of the InvariantInfo.

using System;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Text;

class SamplesNumberFormatInfo  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Gets the InvariantInfo.
      NumberFormatInfo myInv = NumberFormatInfo.InvariantInfo;

      // Gets a UnicodeEncoding to display the Unicode value of symbols.
      UnicodeEncoding myUE = new UnicodeEncoding( true, false );
      byte[] myCodes;

      // Displays the default values for each of the properties.
      Console.WriteLine( "InvariantInfo:\nNote: Symbols might not display correctly on the console,\ntherefore, Unicode values are included." );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tCurrencyDecimalDigits\t\t{0}", myInv.CurrencyDecimalDigits );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tCurrencyDecimalSeparator\t{0}", myInv.CurrencyDecimalSeparator );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tCurrencyGroupSeparator\t\t{0}", myInv.CurrencyGroupSeparator );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tCurrencyGroupSizes\t\t{0}", myInv.CurrencyGroupSizes[0] );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tCurrencyNegativePattern\t\t{0}", myInv.CurrencyNegativePattern );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tCurrencyPositivePattern\t\t{0}", myInv.CurrencyPositivePattern );
      myCodes = myUE.GetBytes( myInv.CurrencySymbol );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tCurrencySymbol\t\t\t{0}\t(U+{1:x2}{2:x2})", myInv.CurrencySymbol, myCodes[0], myCodes[1] );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tNaNSymbol\t\t\t{0}", myInv.NaNSymbol );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tNegativeInfinitySymbol\t\t{0}", myInv.NegativeInfinitySymbol );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tNegativeSign\t\t\t{0}", myInv.NegativeSign );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tNumberDecimalDigits\t\t{0}", myInv.NumberDecimalDigits );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tNumberDecimalSeparator\t\t{0}", myInv.NumberDecimalSeparator );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tNumberGroupSeparator\t\t{0}", myInv.NumberGroupSeparator );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tNumberGroupSizes\t\t{0}", myInv.NumberGroupSizes[0] );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tNumberNegativePattern\t\t{0}", myInv.NumberNegativePattern );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPercentDecimalDigits\t\t{0}", myInv.PercentDecimalDigits );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPercentDecimalSeparator\t\t{0}", myInv.PercentDecimalSeparator );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPercentGroupSeparator\t\t{0}", myInv.PercentGroupSeparator );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPercentGroupSizes\t\t{0}", myInv.PercentGroupSizes[0] );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPercentNegativePattern\t\t{0}", myInv.PercentNegativePattern );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPercentPositivePattern\t\t{0}", myInv.PercentPositivePattern );
      myCodes = myUE.GetBytes( myInv.PercentSymbol );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPercentSymbol\t\t\t{0}\t(U+{1:x2}{2:x2})", myInv.PercentSymbol, myCodes[0], myCodes[1] );
      myCodes = myUE.GetBytes( myInv.PerMilleSymbol );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPerMilleSymbol\t\t\t{0}\t(U+{1:x2}{2:x2})", myInv.PerMilleSymbol, myCodes[0], myCodes[1] );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPositiveInfinitySymbol\t\t{0}", myInv.PositiveInfinitySymbol );
      Console.WriteLine( "\tPositiveSign\t\t\t{0}", myInv.PositiveSign );



This code produces the following output.

Note: Symbols might not display correctly on the console,
therefore, Unicode values are included.
        CurrencyDecimalDigits           2
        CurrencyDecimalSeparator        .
        CurrencyGroupSeparator          ,
        CurrencyGroupSizes              3
        CurrencyNegativePattern         0
        CurrencyPositivePattern         0
        CurrencySymbol                         (U+00a4)
        NaNSymbol                       NaN
        NegativeInfinitySymbol          -Infinity
        NegativeSign                    -
        NumberDecimalDigits             2
        NumberDecimalSeparator          .
        NumberGroupSeparator            ,
        NumberGroupSizes                3
        NumberNegativePattern           1
        PercentDecimalDigits            2
        PercentDecimalSeparator         .
        PercentGroupSeparator           ,
        PercentGroupSizes               3
        PercentNegativePattern          0
        PercentPositivePattern          0
        PercentSymbol                   %       (U+0025)
        PerMilleSymbol                  %       (U+2030)
        PositiveInfinitySymbol          Infinity
        PositiveSign                    +


.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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