DateTimeFormatInfo.MonthGenitiveNames Property

May 11, 2014

Gets or sets a string array of month names associated with the current DateTimeFormatInfo object.

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

public string[] MonthGenitiveNames { get; set; }

Property Value

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

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

In a set operation, the array is multidimensional or has a length that is not exactly 13.

ArgumentNullException

In a set operation, the array or one of the elements of the array is null.

InvalidOperationException

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

In some languages, a month name that is part of a date appears in the genitive case.. For example, a date in the Russian (Russia) or "ru-RU" culture consists of the day number and the genitive month name, such as 1 Января.

If you set the MonthGenitiveNames property, you must also set the MonthNames property.

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.


// This example demonstrates the DateTimeFormatInfo 
// MonthGenitiveNames, AbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames, 
// ShortestDayNames properties.
using System;
using System.Globalization;

class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      string[] myDateTimePatterns = new string[] { "MM/dd/yy", "MM/dd/yyyy" };

      // Get the en-US culture.
      CultureInfo ci = new CultureInfo("en-US");
      // Get the DateTimeFormatInfo for the en-US culture.
      DateTimeFormatInfo dtfi = ci.DateTimeFormat;

      // Display the effective culture.
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("This example uses the {0} culture.", 
                                        ci.Name) + "\n";

      // Display month genitive names.
      outputBlock.Text += "\nMonthGenitiveNames..." + "\n";
      string monthNamesDisplay = null;
      foreach (string name in dtfi.MonthGenitiveNames)
      {
         if (! String.IsNullOrEmpty(monthNamesDisplay))
            monthNamesDisplay += ", ";
         monthNamesDisplay += String.Format("'{0}'", name);
      }
      outputBlock.Text += monthNamesDisplay + "\n\n";

      // Display abbreviated month genitive names.
      monthNamesDisplay = "";
      outputBlock.Text += "\nAbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames...\n";
      foreach (string name in dtfi.AbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames)
      {
         if (! String.IsNullOrEmpty(monthNamesDisplay))
            monthNamesDisplay += ", ";
         monthNamesDisplay += String.Format("'{0}'", name);
      }
      outputBlock.Text += monthNamesDisplay + "\n\n";

      // Display shortest day names.
      string dayNamesDisplay = "";
      outputBlock.Text += "\nShortestDayNames...\n";
      foreach (string name in dtfi.ShortestDayNames)
      {
         if (! String.IsNullOrEmpty(dayNamesDisplay))
            dayNamesDisplay += ", ";
         dayNamesDisplay += String.Format("'{0}'", name);
      }
      outputBlock.Text += dayNamesDisplay + "\n\n";
   }
}
/*
This code example produces the following results:

This code example uses the en-US culture.

MonthGenitiveNames...
'January', 'February', 'March', 'April', 'May', 'June', 'July', 'August', 'September', 'October', 'November', 'December', ''

AbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames...
'Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar', 'Apr', 'May', 'Jun', 'Jul', 'Aug', 'Sep', 'Oct', 'Nov', 'Dec', ''

ShortestDayNames...
'Su', 'Mo', 'Tu', 'We', 'Th', 'Fr', 'Sa'
*/


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