CultureInfo.LCID Property


Gets the culture identifier for the current CultureInfo.

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

public virtual int LCID { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32

The culture identifier for the current CultureInfo.

In most cases, the culture identifier is mapped to the corresponding NLS locale identifier.

In versions of Windows prior to Windows 10, the locale identifier LOCALE_CUSTOM_UNSPECIFIED (0x1000, or 4096) is assigned to custom cultures created by the user. Starting with Windows 10, it is assigned to any culture that does not have a unique locale identifier and does not have complete system-provided data. As a result, code that iterates cultures and retrieves those with an LCID value of LOCALE_CUSTOM_UNSPECIFIED returns a larger subset of CultureInfo objects if run under Windows 10.

The following code example shows how to create a CultureInfo for Spanish (Spain) with the international sort order and another CultureInfo with the traditional sort order.

using System;
using System.Collections;
using System.Globalization;

public class SamplesCultureInfo

   public static void Main()

      // Creates and initializes the CultureInfo which uses the international sort.
      CultureInfo myCIintl = new CultureInfo("es-ES", false);

      // Creates and initializes the CultureInfo which uses the traditional sort.
      CultureInfo myCItrad = new CultureInfo(0x040A, false);

      // Displays the properties of each culture.
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "PROPERTY", "INTERNATIONAL", "TRADITIONAL");
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "CompareInfo", myCIintl.CompareInfo, myCItrad.CompareInfo);
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "DisplayName", myCIintl.DisplayName, myCItrad.DisplayName);
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "EnglishName", myCIintl.EnglishName, myCItrad.EnglishName);
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "IsNeutralCulture", myCIintl.IsNeutralCulture, myCItrad.IsNeutralCulture);
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "IsReadOnly", myCIintl.IsReadOnly, myCItrad.IsReadOnly);
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "LCID", myCIintl.LCID, myCItrad.LCID);
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "Name", myCIintl.Name, myCItrad.Name);
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "NativeName", myCIintl.NativeName, myCItrad.NativeName);
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "Parent", myCIintl.Parent, myCItrad.Parent);
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "TextInfo", myCIintl.TextInfo, myCItrad.TextInfo);
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "ThreeLetterISOLanguageName", myCIintl.ThreeLetterISOLanguageName, myCItrad.ThreeLetterISOLanguageName);
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName", myCIintl.ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName, myCItrad.ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName);
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "TwoLetterISOLanguageName", myCIintl.TwoLetterISOLanguageName, myCItrad.TwoLetterISOLanguageName);

      // Compare two strings using myCIintl.
      Console.WriteLine("Comparing \"llegar\" and \"lugar\"");
      Console.WriteLine("   With myCIintl.CompareInfo.Compare: {0}", myCIintl.CompareInfo.Compare("llegar", "lugar"));
      Console.WriteLine("   With myCItrad.CompareInfo.Compare: {0}", myCItrad.CompareInfo.Compare("llegar", "lugar"));



This code produces the following output.

PROPERTY                       INTERNATIONAL                                  TRADITIONAL              
CompareInfo                    CompareInfo - es-ES                            CompareInfo - es-ES_tradnl
DisplayName                    Spanish (Spain)                                Spanish (Spain)          
EnglishName                    Spanish (Spain, International Sort)            Spanish (Spain, Traditional Sort)
IsNeutralCulture               False                                          False                    
IsReadOnly                     False                                          False                    
LCID                           3082                                           1034                     
Name                           es-ES                                          es-ES                    
NativeName                     Español (España, alfabetización internacional) Español (España, alfabetización tradicional)
Parent                         es                                             es                       
TextInfo                       TextInfo - es-ES                               TextInfo - es-ES_tradnl  
ThreeLetterISOLanguageName     spa                                            spa                      
ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName ESN                                            ESP                      
TwoLetterISOLanguageName       es                                             es                       

Comparing "llegar" and "lugar"
   With myCIintl.CompareInfo.Compare: -1
   With myCItrad.CompareInfo.Compare: 1


.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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