GetFormat Method

CultureInfo.GetFormat Method (Type)

 

Gets an object that defines how to format the specified type.

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

public virtual object GetFormat(
	Type formatType
)

Parameters

formatType
Type: System.Type

The Type for which to get a formatting object. This method only supports the NumberFormatInfo and DateTimeFormatInfo types.

Return Value

Type: System.Object

The value of the NumberFormat property, which is a NumberFormatInfo containing the default number format information for the current CultureInfo, if formatType is the Type object for the NumberFormatInfo class.

-or-

The value of the DateTimeFormat property, which is a DateTimeFormatInfo containing the default date and time format information for the current CultureInfo, if formatType is the Type object for the DateTimeFormatInfo class.

-or-

null, if formatType is any other object.

GetFormat implements IFormatProvider.GetFormat.

NumberFormatInfo provides the culture-specific numeric format used in conjunction with the Format methods in the base data types. DateTimeFormatInfo controls how the date and time values are formatted for a specific culture.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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