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RegionInfo.IsMetric Property

Gets a value indicating whether the country/region uses the metric system for measurements.

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

public virtual bool IsMetric { get; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_IsMetric ()

public function get IsMetric () : boolean

Property Value

true if the country/region uses the metric system for measurements; otherwise, false.

The following code example displays the properties of the RegionInfo class.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class SamplesRegionInfo  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Displays the property values of the RegionInfo for "US".
      RegionInfo myRI1 = new RegionInfo( "US" );
      Console.WriteLine( "   Name:                         {0}", myRI1.Name );
      Console.WriteLine( "   DisplayName:                  {0}", myRI1.DisplayName );
      Console.WriteLine( "   EnglishName:                  {0}", myRI1.EnglishName );
      Console.WriteLine( "   IsMetric:                     {0}", myRI1.IsMetric );
      Console.WriteLine( "   ThreeLetterISORegionName:     {0}", myRI1.ThreeLetterISORegionName );
      Console.WriteLine( "   ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: {0}", myRI1.ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName );
      Console.WriteLine( "   TwoLetterISORegionName:       {0}", myRI1.TwoLetterISORegionName );
      Console.WriteLine( "   CurrencySymbol:               {0}", myRI1.CurrencySymbol );
      Console.WriteLine( "   ISOCurrencySymbol:            {0}", myRI1.ISOCurrencySymbol );

   }

}

/*
This code produces the following output.

   Name:                         US
   DisplayName:                  United States
   EnglishName:                  United States
   IsMetric:                     False
   ThreeLetterISORegionName:     USA
   ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: USA
   TwoLetterISORegionName:       US
   CurrencySymbol:               $
   ISOCurrencySymbol:            USD

*/

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

public class SamplesRegionInfo
{  
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Displays the property values of the RegionInfo for "US".
        RegionInfo myRI1 =  new RegionInfo("US");
        Console.WriteLine("   Name:                         {0}",
            myRI1.get_Name());
        Console.WriteLine("   DisplayName:                  {0}",
            myRI1.get_DisplayName());
        Console.WriteLine("   EnglishName:                  {0}",
            myRI1.get_EnglishName());
        Console.WriteLine("   IsMetric:                     {0}",
            System.Convert.ToString( myRI1.get_IsMetric()));
        Console.WriteLine("   ThreeLetterISORegionName:     {0}", 
            myRI1.get_ThreeLetterISORegionName());
        Console.WriteLine("   ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: {0}",
            myRI1.get_ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName());
        Console.WriteLine("   TwoLetterISORegionName:       {0}", 
            myRI1.get_TwoLetterISORegionName());
        Console.WriteLine("   CurrencySymbol:               {0}", 
            myRI1.get_CurrencySymbol());
        Console.WriteLine("   ISOCurrencySymbol:            {0}",
            myRI1.get_ISOCurrencySymbol());
    } //main
} //SamplesRegionInfo

/*
This code produces the following output.

   Name:                         US
   DisplayName:                  United States
   EnglishName:                  United States
   IsMetric:                     False
   ThreeLetterISORegionName:     USA
   ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: USA
   TwoLetterISORegionName:       US
   CurrencySymbol:               $
   ISOCurrencySymbol:            USD

*/

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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