DateTimeFormatInfo.GetShortestDayName Method

Updated: June 2010

Obtains the shortest abbreviated day name for a specified day of the week associated with the current DateTimeFormatInfo object.

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

[ComVisibleAttribute(false)]
public string GetShortestDayName(
	DayOfWeek dayOfWeek
)

Parameters

dayOfWeek
Type: System.DayOfWeek

One of the DayOfWeek values.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The abbreviated name of the week that corresponds to the dayOfWeek parameter.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

dayOfWeek is not a value in the DayOfWeek enumeration.

The following example demonstrates several methods and properties that specify date and time format patterns, native calendar name, and full and abbreviated month and day names.

// This code example demonstrates the DateTimeFormatInfo  
// MonthGenitiveNames, AbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames,  
// ShortestDayNames, and NativeCalendarName properties, and 
// the GetShortestDayName() and SetAllDateTimePatterns() methods. 

using System;
using System.Globalization;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    string[] myDateTimePatterns = new string[] {"MM/dd/yy", "MM/dd/yyyy"};

// Get the en-US culture.
    CultureInfo ci = new CultureInfo("en-US");
// Get the DateTimeFormatInfo for the en-US culture.
    DateTimeFormatInfo dtfi = ci.DateTimeFormat;

// Display the effective culture.
    Console.WriteLine("This code example uses the {0} culture.", ci.Name);

// Display the native calendar name.    
    Console.WriteLine("\nNativeCalendarName...");
    Console.WriteLine("\"{0}\"", dtfi.NativeCalendarName);

// Display month genitive names.
    Console.WriteLine("\nMonthGenitiveNames...");
    foreach (string name in dtfi.MonthGenitiveNames) 
    {
    Console.WriteLine("\"{0}\"", name);
    }

// Display abbreviated month genitive names.
    Console.WriteLine("\nAbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames...");
    foreach (string name in dtfi.AbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames) 
    {
    Console.WriteLine("\"{0}\"", name);
    }

// Display shortest day names.
    Console.WriteLine("\nShortestDayNames...");
    foreach (string name in dtfi.ShortestDayNames) 
    {
    Console.WriteLine("\"{0}\"", name);
    }

// Display shortest day name for a particular day of the week.
    Console.WriteLine("\nGetShortestDayName(DayOfWeek.Sunday)...");
    Console.WriteLine("\"{0}\"", dtfi.GetShortestDayName(DayOfWeek.Sunday));

// Display the initial DateTime format patterns for the 'd' format specifier.
    Console.WriteLine("\nInitial DateTime format patterns for the 'd' format specifier...");
    foreach (string name in dtfi.GetAllDateTimePatterns('d')) 
    {
    Console.WriteLine("\"{0}\"", name);
    }

// Change the initial DateTime format patterns for the 'd' DateTime format specifier.
    Console.WriteLine("\nChange the initial DateTime format patterns for the \n" +
                      "'d' format specifier to my format patterns...");
    dtfi.SetAllDateTimePatterns(myDateTimePatterns, 'd');

// Display the new DateTime format patterns for the 'd' format specifier.
    Console.WriteLine("\nNew DateTime format patterns for the 'd' format specifier...");
    foreach (string name in dtfi.GetAllDateTimePatterns('d')) 
    {
    Console.WriteLine("\"{0}\"", name);
    }
    }
}
/*
This code example produces the following results:

This code example uses the en-US culture.

NativeCalendarName...
"Gregorian Calendar"

MonthGenitiveNames...
"January"
"February"
"March"
"April"
"May"
"June"
"July"
"August"
"September"
"October"
"November"
"December"
""

AbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames...
"Jan"
"Feb"
"Mar"
"Apr"
"May"
"Jun"
"Jul"
"Aug"
"Sep"
"Oct"
"Nov"
"Dec"
""

ShortestDayNames...
"Su"
"Mo"
"Tu"
"We"
"Th"
"Fr"
"Sa"

GetShortestDayName(DayOfWeek.Sunday)...
"Su"

Initial DateTime format patterns for the 'd' format specifier...
"M/d/yyyy"
"M/d/yy"
"MM/dd/yy"
"MM/dd/yyyy"
"yy/MM/dd"
"yyyy-MM-dd"
"dd-MMM-yy"

Change the initial DateTime format patterns for the
'd' format specifier to my format patterns...

New DateTime format patterns for the 'd' format specifier...
"MM/dd/yy"
"MM/dd/yyyy"

*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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.

Date

History

Reason

June 2010

Added exception information.

Content bug fix.

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