CultureInfo.DisplayName Property

July 28, 2014

Gets the culture name in the format "language (country/region)" in the language of the localized version of .NET Framework.

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

public virtual string DisplayName { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The culture name in the format "language (country/region)" in the language of the localized version of .NET Framework, where language is the full name of the language and country/region is the full name of the country or region.

For example, if the .NET Framework English version is installed, the DisplayName property for the "en-US" culture returns "English (United States)". If the .NET Framework Spanish version is installed, regardless of the language that the system is set to display, the culture name is displayed in Spanish. Therefore, the DisplayName property for the "en-US" culture returns "Ingles (Estados Unidos)".

The following example displays the value of the DisplayName property of a number of cultures.


using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      string[] cultureNames = { "en-US", "es-US", "fr-FR", "sr-Cyrl-CS", 
                                "sr-Latn-CS", "zh-Hans", "zh-Hant"};

      foreach (string cultureName in cultureNames)
      {
         CultureInfo culture = new CultureInfo(cultureName);
         outputBlock.Text += culture.DisplayName + "\n";
      }
   }
}
// The example displays the following output if run on an English version 
// of the .NET Framework:
//       English (United States)
//       Spanish (United States)
//       French (France)
//       Serbian (Cyrillic, Serbia)
//       Serbian (Latin, Serbia)
//       Chinese (PRC)
//       Chinese (Taiwan)


Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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