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CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder.ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName Property

Gets or sets the three-letter code for the language as defined in the Windows API.

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

public string ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The three-letter code for the language as defined in the Windows API.


The value in a set operation is null.


The length of the value in a set operation does not range from 1 to 8 characters.


The value in a set operation contains a character that is not in the range "a" to "z", "A" to "Z", or "0" to "9".


In a set operation, the current custom culture is a replacement culture.

The ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName property corresponds to the ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName property.

This property returns the same value as the Windows API method GetLocaleInfo with the LOCALE_SABBREVLANGNAME value. For example, the three-letter code for English (United States) as defined in the Windows API is "enu".

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.