CultureInfo.LCID Property


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Gets the culture identifier for the current CultureInfo.

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

Public Overridable ReadOnly Property LCID As Integer

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.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Globalization

Module Module1

    Public Sub Main()

        ' Creates and initializes the CultureInfo which uses the international sort.
        Dim myCIintl As New CultureInfo("es-ES", False)

        ' Creates and initializes the CultureInfo which uses the traditional sort.
        Dim myCItrad As New CultureInfo(&H40A, 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"))

    End Sub 'Main 

'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

End Module

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