CultureInfo.Name Property

 

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

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

abstract Name : string with get
override Name : string with get

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, or a BCP-47 language tag.

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. In addition, starting with Windows 10, name can be any valid BCP-47 language tag. 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.

System_CAPS_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.

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