NumberFormatInfo.GetInstance Method

Gets the NumberFormatInfo associated with the specified IFormatProvider.

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

public static NumberFormatInfo GetInstance(
	IFormatProvider formatProvider
)

Parameters

formatProvider
Type: System.IFormatProvider
The IFormatProvider used to get the NumberFormatInfo.
-or-
null to get CurrentInfo.

Return Value

Type: System.Globalization.NumberFormatInfo
The NumberFormatInfo associated with the specified IFormatProvider.

This method uses the IFormatProvider.GetFormat method of formatProvider using NumberFormatInfo as the Type parameter. If formatProvider is null or if IFormatProvider.GetFormat returns null, this method returns CurrentInfo.

Your application gets a NumberFormatInfo object for a specific culture using one of the following methods:

A NumberFormatInfo object is created only for the invariant culture or for specific cultures, not for neutral cultures. For more information about the invariant culture, specific cultures, and neutral cultures, see the CultureInfo class.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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

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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