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DateTimeFormatInfo.ShortestDayNames Property

Updated: June 2010

Gets or sets a string array of the shortest unique abbreviated day names associated with the current DateTimeFormatInfo object.

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

member ShortestDayNames : string[] with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.String[]
A string array of day names.


In a set operation, the array does not have exactly seven elements.


In a set operation, the value array or one of the elements of the value array is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


In a set operation, the current DateTimeFormatInfo object is read-only.

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.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: 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.




June 2010

Added exception information.

Content bug fix.

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