CultureInfo::TextInfo Property


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

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

property TextInfo^ TextInfo {
	virtual 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


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