CultureAndRegionModifiers Enumeration

 

Specifies constants that define a CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

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

<FlagsAttribute>
Public Enumeration CultureAndRegionModifiers

Member nameDescription
Neutral

A neutral custom culture.

None

A specific, supplemental custom culture.

Replacement

A custom culture that replaces an existing .NET Framework culture or Windows locale.

Specify a bitwise combination of one or more CultureAndRegionModifiers values as an argument to the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder.CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder(String, CultureAndRegionModifiers) constructor. You use the resulting CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object to create a custom culture.

A custom culture can have a combination of these characteristics:

  • A custom culture can be a specific culture or a neutral culture.

    A specific culture specifies a language and a region, while a neutral culture specifies a language but no region.

  • A custom culture can be a replacement culture or a supplemental culture.

    A replacement culture replaces a culture that ships with the .NET Framework or a locale that ships with Windows.

    A supplemental culture is anything other than a replacement culture. A supplemental culture can be entirely new, or can extend an existing .NET Framework culture or Windows locale.

System_CAPS_importantImportant

Note that the CultureAndRegionModifiers enumeration is found in an assembly named sysglobl.dll. Successfully compiling code that uses this type requires that you add a reference to sysglobl.dll.

The following code example creates a custom culture with a private use prefix, then lists a set of its properties. The first property is the name of the culture.

' This example demonstrates a System.Globalization.Culture-
' AndRegionInfoBuilder constructor and some of the properties 
' of the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object that is created.
' Compile this example with a reference to sysglobl.dll.

Imports System
Imports System.Globalization

Class Sample
    Public Shared Sub Main() 

        ' 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 cib As CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder = Nothing
        Try
            cib = New CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder("x-en-US-sample", _
                                                   CultureAndRegionModifiers.None)
        Catch ae As ArgumentException
            Console.WriteLine(ae)
            Return
        End Try

        ' Populate the new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object with culture information.

        Dim ci As New CultureInfo("en-US")
        cib.LoadDataFromCultureInfo(ci)

        ' Populate the new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object with region information.

        Dim ri As New RegionInfo("US")
        cib.LoadDataFromRegionInfo(ri)

        ' Display some of the properties for the x-en-US-sample custom culture.

        Console.Clear()
        Console.WriteLine("CultureName:. . . . . . . . . . {0}", cib.CultureName)
        Console.WriteLine("CultureEnglishName: . . . . . . {0}", cib.CultureEnglishName)
        Console.WriteLine("CultureNativeName:. . . . . . . {0}", cib.CultureNativeName)
        Console.WriteLine("GeoId:. . . . . . . . . . . . . {0}", cib.GeoId)
        Console.WriteLine("IsMetric: . . . . . . . . . . . {0}", cib.IsMetric)
        Console.WriteLine("ISOCurrencySymbol:. . . . . . . {0}", cib.ISOCurrencySymbol)
        Console.WriteLine("RegionEnglishName:. . . . . . . {0}", cib.RegionEnglishName)
        Console.WriteLine("RegionName: . . . . . . . . . . {0}", cib.RegionName)
        Console.WriteLine("RegionNativeName: . . . . . . . {0}", cib.RegionNativeName)
        Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterISOLanguageName: . . {0}", cib.ThreeLetterISOLanguageName)
        Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterISORegionName: . . . {0}", cib.ThreeLetterISORegionName)
        Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName: {0}", cib.ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName)
        Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: . {0}", cib.ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName)
        Console.WriteLine("TwoLetterISOLanguageName: . . . {0}", cib.TwoLetterISOLanguageName)
        Console.WriteLine("TwoLetterISORegionName: . . . . {0}", cib.TwoLetterISORegionName)

    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample
'
'This code example produces the following results:
'
'CultureName:. . . . . . . . . . x-en-US-sample
'CultureEnglishName: . . . . . . English
'CultureNativeName:. . . . . . . English
'GeoId:. . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
'IsMetric: . . . . . . . . . . . False
'ISOCurrencySymbol:. . . . . . . USD
'RegionEnglishName:. . . . . . . United States
'RegionName: . . . . . . . . . . US
'RegionNativeName: . . . . . . . United States
'ThreeLetterISOLanguageName: . . eng
'ThreeLetterISORegionName: . . . USA
'ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName: ENU
'ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: . USA
'TwoLetterISOLanguageName: . . . en
'TwoLetterISORegionName: . . . . US
'

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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