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TimeZoneInfo.DaylightName Property

Gets the display name for the current time zone's daylight saving time.

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

'Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property DaylightName As String

Property Value

Type: System.String
The display name for the time zone's daylight saving time.

The display name is localized based on the culture installed with the Windows operating system.

A DaylightName property whose value is not String.Empty or Nothing does not necessarily indicate that the time zone supports daylight saving time. To determine whether the time zone supports daylight saving time, check the value of its SupportsDaylightSavingTime property.

In most cases, the DaylightName property of time zones defined in the registry is not String.Empty or Nothing. However, the DaylightName property of custom time zones can be set to String.Empty. This occurs when custom time zones are created by the TimeZoneInfo.CreateCustomTimeZone(String, TimeSpan, String, String) or the TimeZoneInfo.CreateCustomTimeZone(String, TimeSpan, String, String, String, TimeZoneInfo.AdjustmentRule(), Boolean) overload and the disableDaylightSavingTime parameter is true. Therefore, your code should never assume that the value of the DaylightName property is not Nothing or empty.

The DaylightName property is equivalent to the DaylightName property of the TimeZone class.

The following example defines a method named DisplayDateWithTimeZoneName that uses the IsDaylightSavingTime(DateTime) method to determine whether to display a time zone's standard time name or daylight saving time name.

Private Sub DisplayDateWithTimeZoneName(date1 As Date, timeZone As TimeZoneInfo)
   Console.WriteLine("The time is {0:t} on {0:d} {1}", _
                     date1, _
                     IIf(timeZone.IsDaylightSavingTime(date1), _
                         timezone.DaylightName, timezone.StandardName))   
End Sub 
' The example displays output similar to the following: 
'    The time is 1:00 AM on 4/2/2006 Pacific Standard Time   

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5

.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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