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CultureInfo.Name Property

Gets the culture name in the format languagecode2-country/regioncode2.

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

'Declaration
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property Name As String

Property Value

Type: System.String
The culture name in the format languagecode2-country/regioncode2. languagecode2 is a lowercase two-letter code derived from ISO 639-1. country/regioncode2 is derived from ISO 3166 and usually consists of two uppercase letters.

For a list of predefined culture names and identifiers that the Name property can return, see the National Language Support (NLS) API Reference at the Go Global Developer Center. Note that culture names are subject to change, and that they also can reflect the names of custom cultures.

The CultureInfo.Name property follows the naming standards provided in the CultureInfo class topic. It returns the short form of the culture name that excludes any indication of an alternate sort order. For example, if you instantiate a CultureInfo object by using the string "de-DE_phoneb" to reflect an alternate sort order, the Name property returns "de-DE".

To get the full name of the culture, you should use the DisplayName, EnglishName, or NativeName property.

The following code example displays several properties of the neutral cultures.

NoteNote

The example displays the older zh-CHS and zh-CHT culture names with the 0x0004 and 0x7C04 culture identifiers, respectively. However, your Windows Vista applications should use the zh-Hans name instead of zh-CHS and the zh-Hant name instead of zh-CHT. The zh-Hans and zh-Hant names represent the current standard, and should be used unless you have a reason for using the older names.

Imports System
Imports System.Globalization

Module Module1

   Public Sub Main()

      ' Displays several properties of the neutral cultures.
      Console.WriteLine("CULTURE ISO ISO WIN DISPLAYNAME                              ENGLISHNAME")
      Dim ci As CultureInfo
      For Each ci In CultureInfo.GetCultures(CultureTypes.NeutralCultures)
         Console.Write("{0,-7}", ci.Name)
         Console.Write(" {0,-3}", ci.TwoLetterISOLanguageName)
         Console.Write(" {0,-3}", ci.ThreeLetterISOLanguageName)
         Console.Write(" {0,-3}", ci.ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName)
         Console.Write(" {0,-40}", ci.DisplayName)
         Console.WriteLine(" {0,-40}", ci.EnglishName)
      Next ci

   End Sub 'Main 



'This code produces the following output.  This output has been cropped for brevity. 

'CULTURE ISO ISO WIN DISPLAYNAME                              ENGLISHNAME 
'ar      ar  ara ARA Arabic                                   Arabic                                   
'bg      bg  bul BGR Bulgarian                                Bulgarian                                
'ca      ca  cat CAT Catalan                                  Catalan                                  
'zh-Hans zh  zho CHS Chinese (Simplified)                     Chinese (Simplified)                     
'cs      cs  ces CSY Czech                                    Czech                                    
'da      da  dan DAN Danish                                   Danish                                   
'de      de  deu DEU German                                   German                                   
'el      el  ell ELL Greek                                    Greek                                    
'en      en  eng ENU English                                  English                                  
'es      es  spa ESP Spanish                                  Spanish                                  
'fi      fi  fin FIN Finnish                                  Finnish                                  
'zh      zh  zho CHS Chinese                                  Chinese                                  
'zh-Hant zh  zho CHT Chinese (Traditional)                    Chinese (Traditional)                    
'zh-CHS  zh  zho CHS Chinese (Simplified) Legacy              Chinese (Simplified) Legacy              
'zh-CHT  zh  zho CHT Chinese (Traditional) Legacy             Chinese (Traditional) Legacy             

End Module

.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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