Application.CurrentCulture Property

Gets or sets the culture information for the current thread.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in

public static CultureInfo CurrentCulture { get; set; }
/** @property */
public static CultureInfo get_CurrentCulture ()

/** @property */
public static void set_CurrentCulture (CultureInfo value)

public static function get CurrentCulture () : CultureInfo

public static function set CurrentCulture (value : CultureInfo)

Not applicable.

Property Value

A CultureInfo representing the culture information for the current thread.

The following code example gets this property and displays its value in a text box. The example requires that textBox1 has been placed on a form.

private void PrintCurrentCulture() {
    textBox1.Text = "The current culture is: " +

private void PrintCurrentCulture()
    textBox1.set_Text("The current culture is: "
        + Application.get_CurrentCulture().get_EnglishName());
} //PrintCurrentCulture    

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0