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NumberFormatInfo.NativeDigits Property

Gets or sets a string array of native digits equivalent to the Western digits 0 through 9.

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

public string[] NativeDigits { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String[]
A string array that contains the native equivalent of the Western digits 0 through 9. The default is an array having the elements "0", "1", "2", "3", "4", "5", "6", "7", "8", and "9".


The current NumberFormatInfo object is read-only.


In a set operation, the value is null.


In a set operation, an element of the value array is null.


In a set operation, the value array does not contain 10 elements.


In a set operation, an element of the value array does not contain either a single Char object or a pair of Char objects that comprise a surrogate pair.


In a set operation, an element of the value array is not a number digit as defined by the Unicode Standard. That is, the digit in the array element does not have the Unicode Number, Decimal Digit (Nd) General Category value.


In a set operation, the numeric value of an element in the value array does not correspond to the element's position in the array. That is, the element at index 0, which is the first element of the array, does not have a numeric value of 0, or the element at index 1 does not have a numeric value of 1.

Important noteImportant

The character set that is specified by the NativeDigits property has no effect on parsing or formatting operations. Only the Basic Latin digits 0 (U+0030) through 9 (U+0039) are used when formatting or parsing numeric values or date and time values.

The following example demonstrates the NativeDigits property.

// This example demonstrates the NativeDigits property. 

using System;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Threading;

class Sample 
    public static void Main() 
    CultureInfo currentCI = Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture;
    NumberFormatInfo nfi = currentCI.NumberFormat;
    string[] nativeDigitList = nfi.NativeDigits;

    Console.WriteLine("The native digits for the {0} culture are:", currentCI.Name);
    foreach (string s in nativeDigitList)
        Console.Write("\"{0}\" ", s);
This code example produces the following results:

The native digits for the en-US culture are:
"0" "1" "2" "3" "4" "5" "6" "7" "8" "9"


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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