CultureInfo::IsReadOnly Property


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Gets a value indicating whether the current CultureInfo is read-only.

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

property bool IsReadOnly {
	bool get();

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean

true if the current CultureInfo is read-only; otherwise, false. The default is false.

If the CultureInfo is read-only, the DateTimeFormat and NumberFormat instances are also read-only.

The following code example shows that IsReadOnly also helps protect the DateTimeFormatInfo and NumberFormatInfo instances associated with the CultureInfo.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Globalization;
int main()

   // Creates a CultureInfo.
   CultureInfo^ myCI = gcnew CultureInfo( "en-US" );

   // Creates a read-only CultureInfo based on myCI -> 
   CultureInfo^ myReadOnlyCI = CultureInfo::ReadOnly( myCI );

   // Display the read-only status of each CultureInfo and their DateTimeFormat and NumberFormat properties.
   Console::WriteLine( "myCI is {0}.", myCI->IsReadOnly ? (String^)"read only" : "writable" );
   Console::WriteLine( "myCI -> DateTimeFormat is {0}.", myCI->DateTimeFormat->IsReadOnly ? (String^)"read only" : "writable" );
   Console::WriteLine( "myCI -> NumberFormat is {0}.", myCI->NumberFormat->IsReadOnly ? (String^)"read only" : "writable" );
   Console::WriteLine( "myReadOnlyCI is {0}.", myReadOnlyCI->IsReadOnly ? (String^)"read only" : "writable" );
   Console::WriteLine( "myReadOnlyCI -> DateTimeFormat is {0}.", myReadOnlyCI->DateTimeFormat->IsReadOnly ? (String^)"read only" : "writable" );
   Console::WriteLine( "myReadOnlyCI -> NumberFormat is {0}.", myReadOnlyCI->NumberFormat->IsReadOnly ? (String^)"read only" : "writable" );

This code produces the following output.

myCI is writable.
myCI -> DateTimeFormat is writable.
myCI -> NumberFormat is writable.
myReadOnlyCI is read only.
myReadOnlyCI -> DateTimeFormat is read only.
myReadOnlyCI -> NumberFormat is read only.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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