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CultureInfo.GetFormat Method

Gets an object that defines how to format the specified type.

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

public virtual Object GetFormat (
	Type formatType
)
public Object GetFormat (
	Type formatType
)
public function GetFormat (
	formatType : Type
) : Object

Parameters

formatType

The Type for which to get a formatting object. This method only supports the NumberFormatInfo and DateTimeFormatInfo types.

Return Value

The value of the NumberFormat property, which is a NumberFormatInfo containing the default number format information for the current CultureInfo, if formatType is the Type object for the NumberFormatInfo class. -or- The value of the DateTimeFormat property, which is a DateTimeFormatInfo containing the default date and time format information for the current CultureInfo, if formatType is the Type object for the DateTimeFormatInfo class. -or- a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), if formatType is any other object.

GetFormat implements IFormatProvider.GetFormat.

NumberFormatInfo provides the culture-specific numeric format used in conjunction with the Format methods in the base data types. DateTimeFormatInfo controls how the date and time values are formatted for a specific culture.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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