DateTimeFormatInfo.SortableDateTimePattern Property

July 28, 2014

Gets the custom date and time format string for a sortable date and time value, which is associated with the "s" standard format string.

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

public string SortableDateTimePattern { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The custom format string for a sortable date and time value, which is associated with the "s" standard format string.

The custom format string returned by the SortableDateTimePattern property does not vary across different cultures.

The following example displays the value of SortableDateTimePattern for a few cultures.


using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      // Displays the values of the pattern properties.
      outputBlock.Text += " CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE" + "\n";
      PrintPattern(outputBlock, "en-US");
      PrintPattern(outputBlock, "ja-JP");
      PrintPattern(outputBlock, "fr-FR");
   }

   public static void PrintPattern(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, String myCulture)
   {
      DateTimeFormatInfo myDTFI = new CultureInfo(myCulture).DateTimeFormat;
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("  {0}     {1}", myCulture, myDTFI.SortableDateTimePattern) + "\n";
   }
}
/*
This example produces the following output.
       CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE
        en-US     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss
        ja-JP     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss
        fr-FR     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss
*/


Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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