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CultureInfo.ReadOnly Method

Returns a read-only wrapper around the specified CultureInfo object.

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

public static CultureInfo ReadOnly(
	CultureInfo ci
)

Parameters

ci
Type: System.Globalization.CultureInfo

The CultureInfo object to wrap.

Return Value

Type: System.Globalization.CultureInfo
A read-only CultureInfo wrapper around ci.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

ci is null.

This wrapper prevents any modifications to ci, or the objects returned by the ci.DateTimeFormat and ci.NumberFormat properties.

The following example shows that the ReadOnly method helps protect the DateTimeFormatInfo and NumberFormatInfo instances associated with the CultureInfo.

using System;
using System.Globalization;


public class SamplesCultureInfo  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Creates a CultureInfo.
      CultureInfo myCI = new 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 ? "read only" : "writable" );
      Console.WriteLine( "myCI.DateTimeFormat is {0}.", myCI.DateTimeFormat.IsReadOnly ? "read only" : "writable" );
      Console.WriteLine( "myCI.NumberFormat is {0}.", myCI.NumberFormat.IsReadOnly ? "read only" : "writable" );
      Console.WriteLine( "myReadOnlyCI is {0}.", myReadOnlyCI.IsReadOnly ? "read only" : "writable" );
      Console.WriteLine( "myReadOnlyCI.DateTimeFormat is {0}.", myReadOnlyCI.DateTimeFormat.IsReadOnly ? "read only" : "writable" );
      Console.WriteLine( "myReadOnlyCI.NumberFormat is {0}.", myReadOnlyCI.NumberFormat.IsReadOnly ? "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.

*/

.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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