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Calendar.IsLeapYear Method (Int32, Int32)

When overridden in a derived class, determines whether the specified year in the specified era is a leap year.

Namespace:  System.Globalization
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public abstract bool IsLeapYear(
	int year,
	int era
)

Parameters

year
Type: System.Int32

An integer that represents the year.

era
Type: System.Int32

An integer that represents the era.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the specified year is a leap year; otherwise, false.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

year is outside the range supported by the calendar.

-or-

era is outside the range supported by the calendar.

To make up for the difference between the calendar year and the actual time that the earth rotates around the sun or the actual time that the moon rotates around the earth, a leap year has a different number of days from a standard calendar year. Each Calendar implementation defines leap years differently.

Notes to Inheritors:

The derived class must support CurrentEra when it is passed as the era parameter. One way to support CurrentEra is by replacing it with the value stored in Eras[0], which is the value for the current era of the calendar.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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