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CultureInfo.IsNeutralCulture Property

Gets a value indicating whether the current CultureInfo represents a neutral culture.

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

public virtual bool IsNeutralCulture { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the current CultureInfo represents a neutral culture; otherwise, false.

If this property returns false, the culture is either a specific culture or the invariant culture.

The following code example determines which cultures using the Chinese language are neutral cultures.

NoteNote

The example displays the older zh-CHS and zh-CHT culture names with the 0x0004 and 0x7C04 culture identifiers, respectively. However, your Windows Vista applications should use the zh-Hans name instead of zh-CHS and the zh-Hant name instead of zh-CHT. The zh-Hans and zh-Hant names represent the current standard, and should be used unless you have a reason for using the older names.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class SamplesCultureInfo
{

   public static void Main()
   {

      // Lists the cultures that use the Chinese language and determines if each is a neutral culture. 
      foreach (CultureInfo ci in CultureInfo.GetCultures(CultureTypes.AllCultures))
      {
         if (ci.TwoLetterISOLanguageName == "zh")
         {
            Console.Write("{0,-7} {1,-40}", ci.Name, ci.EnglishName);
            if (ci.IsNeutralCulture)
            {
               Console.WriteLine(": neutral");
                }
            else
            {
               Console.WriteLine(": specific");
            }
         }
      }

   }

}


/*
This code produces the following output.

zh-Hans Chinese (Simplified)                    : neutral
zh-TW   Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan)           : specific
zh-CN   Chinese (Simplified, PRC)               : specific
zh-HK   Chinese (Traditional, Hong Kong S.A.R.) : specific
zh-SG   Chinese (Simplified, Singapore)         : specific
zh-MO   Chinese (Traditional, Macao S.A.R.)     : specific
zh      Chinese                                 : neutral
zh-Hant Chinese (Traditional)                   : neutral
zh-CHS  Chinese (Simplified) Legacy             : neutral
zh-CHT  Chinese (Traditional) Legacy            : neutral

*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 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

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, 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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