Defines a custom culture that is new or based on another culture and country/region. The custom culture can be installed on a computer and subsequently used by any application running on that computer. This class cannot be inherited.
Assembly: sysglobl (in sysglobl.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|AvailableCalendars||Gets or sets an array of calendars that are supported by this object.|
|CompareInfo||Gets or sets the CompareInfo object that defines how to compare strings for the culture.|
|ConsoleFallbackUICulture||Gets or sets an alternate user interface culture suitable for console applications when the default graphic user interface culture is inappropriate.|
|CultureEnglishName||Gets or sets the culture name in English.|
|CultureName||Gets the name of the culture being created.|
|CultureNativeName||Gets or sets the culture name in the format and language that the culture is set to display.|
|CultureTypes||Gets the CultureTypes value that describes the culture represented by the current object.|
|CurrencyEnglishName||Gets or sets the name, in English, of the currency used in the country/region represented by the current object.|
|CurrencyNativeName||Gets or sets the native name of the currency used in the country/region represented by the current object.|
|GeoId||Gets or sets a unique identification number for a geographical region, country, city, or location.|
|GregorianDateTimeFormat||Gets or sets a DateTimeFormatInfo object that defines the format of dates and times according to the Gregorian calendar.|
|IetfLanguageTag||Gets or sets a culture name formatted according to the RFC 4646 standard, "Tags for the Identification of Languages."|
|IsMetric||Gets or sets a value indicating whether the country/region uses the metric system for measurements.|
|ISOCurrencySymbol||Gets or sets the three-character ISO 4217 currency symbol associated with the country/region.|
|IsRightToLeft||Gets or sets the predominant direction of lines of text in the writing system associated with the current object.|
|KeyboardLayoutId||Gets or sets the active input locale identifier.|
|LCID||Gets the culture identifier for the current object.|
|NumberFormat||Gets or sets a NumberFormatInfo object that defines the culturally appropriate format of displaying numbers, currency, and percentage.|
|Parent||Gets or sets the CultureInfo object that represents the parent culture of the current custom culture.|
|RegionEnglishName||Gets or sets the full name of the country/region in English.|
|RegionName||Gets the name of the country/region for the current object.|
|RegionNativeName||Gets or sets the full name of the country/region as known by the people of this custom culture.|
|TextInfo||Gets or sets the TextInfo object that defines the writing system associated with this custom culture.|
|ThreeLetterISOLanguageName||Gets or sets the ISO 639-2 three-letter code for the language of this custom culture.|
|ThreeLetterISORegionName||Gets or sets the three-letter code defined in ISO 3166 for the country/region.|
|ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName||Gets or sets the three-letter code for the language as defined in the Windows API.|
|ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName||Gets or sets the three-letter code assigned by Windows to the country/region represented by the current custom culture.|
|TwoLetterISOLanguageName||Gets or sets the ISO 639-1 two-letter code for the language of the current CultureInfo object.|
|TwoLetterISORegionName||Gets or sets the two-letter code defined in ISO 3166 for the country/region.|
|CreateFromLdml||Reconstitutes a object from a specified XML file that contains a representation of the object.|
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Finalize||Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|LoadDataFromCultureInfo||Sets the properties of the current object with the corresponding properties of the specified CultureInfo object.|
|LoadDataFromRegionInfo||Sets the properties of the current object with the corresponding properties of the specified RegionInfo object.|
|MemberwiseClone||Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Register||Persists the current object as a custom culture on the local computer and makes that culture available to applications. Requires administrative privileges.|
|Save||Writes an XML representation of the current object to the specified file.|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|Unregister||Deletes a custom culture from the local computer.|
The CultureInfo class holds culture-specific information, such as the associated language, sublanguage, country/region, calendar, and cultural conventions. This class also provides culture-specific instances of the DateTimeFormatInfo, NumberFormatInfo, CompareInfo, and TextInfo classes, which are required for culture-specific operations such as casing, formatting and parsing dates and numbers, and comparing strings.
However, only the cultures predefined in the CultureInfo class are available to applications. The application should use the class to create a custom culture that is new or overrides a predefined culture, and to install the custom culture on a computer. An installed custom culture is said to be registered on a computer, and can be used by any application running on that computer.
Note that a custom culture can be registered on a computer only by a user who has administrative rights on that computer. Consequently, typical applications cannot create a custom culture. Instead, the application uses the class to build a tool that an administrator can use to create and register a custom culture. After the custom culture is registered on a computer, the application uses the CultureInfo class to create an instance of the custom culture just as it would a predefined culture.
If your application parses a date and time string generated for a custom culture, it should use the TryParseExact method instead of the TryParse method to improve the probability that the parse operation will succeed. A custom culture date and time string can be complicated, and therefore difficult to parse. The TryParse method attempts to parse a string with several implicit parse patterns, all of which might fail. The TryParseExact method, in contrast, requires the application to explicitly designate one or more exact parse patterns that are likely to succeed.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2