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DateTimeFormatInfo.GetFormat Method

Returns an object of the specified type that provides a DateTime formatting service.

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

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



The Type of the required formatting service.

Return Value

The current DateTimeFormatInfo, if formatType is the same as the type of the current DateTimeFormatInfo; otherwise, a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

The Format(String, IFormatProvider) method supported by the base data types invoke this method when the current DateTimeFormatInfo is passed as the IFormatProvider parameter. This method implements IFormatProvider.GetFormat.

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