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Calendar.GetEra Method

When overridden in a derived class, returns the era in the specified DateTime.

Namespace:  System.Globalization
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public abstract int GetEra(
	DateTime time
)

Parameters

time
Type: System.DateTime
The DateTime to read.

Return Value

Type: System.Int32
An integer that represents the era in time.

The following code example demonstrates the members of the Calendar class.


using System;
using System.Globalization;


public class Example
{

   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {

      // Sets a DateTime to April 3, 2002 of the Gregorian calendar.
      DateTime myDT = new DateTime(2002, 4, 3, new GregorianCalendar());

      // Uses the default calendar of the InvariantCulture.
      Calendar myCal = CultureInfo.InvariantCulture.Calendar;

      // Displays the values of the DateTime.
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("April 3, 2002 of the Gregorian calendar:") + "\n";
      DisplayValues(outputBlock, myCal, myDT);

      // Adds 5 to every component of the DateTime.
      myDT = myCal.AddYears(myDT, 5);
      myDT = myCal.AddMonths(myDT, 5);
      myDT = myCal.AddWeeks(myDT, 5);
      myDT = myCal.AddDays(myDT, 5);
      myDT = myCal.AddHours(myDT, 5);
      myDT = myCal.AddMinutes(myDT, 5);
      myDT = myCal.AddSeconds(myDT, 5);
      myDT = myCal.AddMilliseconds(myDT, 5);

      // Displays the values of the DateTime.
      outputBlock.Text += "After adding 5 to each component of the DateTime:" + "\n";
      DisplayValues(outputBlock, myCal, myDT);

   }

   public static void DisplayValues(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, Calendar myCal, DateTime myDT)
   {
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("   Era:          {0}", myCal.GetEra(myDT)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("   Year:         {0}", myCal.GetYear(myDT)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("   Month:        {0}", myCal.GetMonth(myDT)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("   DayOfYear:    {0}", myCal.GetDayOfYear(myDT)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("   DayOfMonth:   {0}", myCal.GetDayOfMonth(myDT)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("   DayOfWeek:    {0}", myCal.GetDayOfWeek(myDT)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("   Hour:         {0}", myCal.GetHour(myDT)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("   Minute:       {0}", myCal.GetMinute(myDT)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("   Second:       {0}", myCal.GetSecond(myDT)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("   Milliseconds: {0}", myCal.GetMilliseconds(myDT)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += "\n";
   }

}


/*
This code produces the following output.

April 3, 2002 of the Gregorian calendar:
   Era:          1
   Year:         2002
   Month:        4
   DayOfYear:    93
   DayOfMonth:   3
   DayOfWeek:    Wednesday
   Hour:         0
   Minute:       0
   Second:       0
   Milliseconds: 0

After adding 5 to each component of the DateTime:
   Era:          1
   Year:         2007
   Month:        10
   DayOfYear:    286
   DayOfMonth:   13
   DayOfWeek:    Saturday
   Hour:         5
   Minute:       5
   Second:       5
   Milliseconds: 5

*/


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

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