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CultureInfo::TextInfo Property

Gets the TextInfo that defines the writing system associated with the culture.

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

virtual property TextInfo^ TextInfo {
	TextInfo^ get ();

Property Value

Type: System.Globalization::TextInfo
The TextInfo that defines the writing system associated with the culture.

The TextInfo property provides culture-specific casing information for strings. To perform culture-insensitive casing, the application should use the TextInfo property of InvariantCulture.

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 namespace System;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Globalization;
int main()

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

   // Creates and initializes the CultureInfo which uses the traditional sort.
   CultureInfo^ myCItrad = gcnew 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

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.