CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder.Save Method (String)


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Writes an XML representation of the current CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object to the specified file.

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

Public Sub Save (
	filename As String


Type: System.String

The name of a file to contain the XML representation of this custom culture.

Exception Condition

filename is null.


filename is an empty string ("").


The value of a property of a DateTimeFormatInfo, TextInfo, or NumberFormatInfo object contained in the current CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object is invalid.

The Save method writes the current CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object to the file specified by the filename parameter in an XML format called Locale Data Markup Language (LDML) version 1.1. The CreateFromLdml method performs the reverse operation of the Save method.

For information about the format of an LDML file, see the CreateFromLdml method. For information about the LDML standard, see Unicode Technical Standard #35, "Locale Data Markup Language (LDML)" on the Unicode Consortium website.

The following example demonstrates the Save and CreateFromLdml methods.

' This example demonstrates the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder.Save and 
' CreateFromLdml methods.
' Compile this example with a reference to sysglobl.dll.

Imports System
Imports System.Globalization
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Xml

Class Sample
    Public Shared Sub Main() 
        Dim savedCARIB As String = "mySavedCARIB.xml"
        Dim msg1 As String = "The name of the original CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder" & _
                             " is ""{0}""."
        Dim msg2 As String = "Reconstituting the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object " & _
                             "from ""{0}""."
        Dim msg3 As String = "The name of the reconstituted CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder" & _
                             " is ""{0}""."

        ' Construct a new, privately used culture that extends the en-US culture 
        ' provided by the .NET Framework. In this sample, the CultureAndRegion-
        ' Types.Specific parameter creates a minimal CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder 
        ' object that you must populate with culture and region information.

        Dim cib1 As CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder = Nothing
        Dim cib2 As CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder = Nothing

            cib1 = New CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder("x-en-US-sample", _
        Catch ae As ArgumentException
        End Try

        ' Populate the new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object with culture information.
        Dim ci As New CultureInfo("en-US")

        ' Populate the new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object with region information.
        Dim ri As New RegionInfo("US")

        ' Display a property of the new custom culture.
        Console.WriteLine(msg1, cib1.CultureName)

        ' Save the new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object in the specified file in
        ' LDML format. The file is saved in the same directory as the application 
        ' that calls the Save method.

        Console.WriteLine("Saving the custom culture to a file...")
        Catch exc As IOException
            Console.WriteLine("** I/O exception: {0}", exc.Message)
        End Try

        ' Create a new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object from the persisted file.
        Console.WriteLine(msg2, savedCARIB)
            cib2 = CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder.CreateFromLdml(savedCARIB)
        Catch xe As XmlException
            Console.WriteLine("** XML validation exception: {0}", xe.Message)
        End Try

        ' Display a property of the resonstituted custom culture.
        Console.WriteLine(msg3, cib2.CultureName)

        ' At this point you could call the Register method and make the reconstituted
        ' custom culture available to other applications. The mySavedCARIB.xml file
        ' remains on your computer.

    End Sub 'Main ' 
End Class 'Sample

'This code example produces the following results:
'The name of the original CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder is "x-en-US-sample".
'Saving the custom culture to a file...
'Reconstituting the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object from "mySavedCARIB.xml".
'The name of the reconstituted CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder is "x-en-US-sample".

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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