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CultureInfo.GetFormat Method

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

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

Implements

IFormatProvider.GetFormat(Type)

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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