CultureTypes Enumeration

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Defines the types of culture lists that can be retrieved using the CultureInfo..::..GetCultures method.

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

public enum CultureTypes

Member nameDescription
AllCulturesAll cultures that ship with the .NET Framework, including neutral and specific cultures, cultures installed in the Windows operating system, and custom cultures created by the user.
FrameworkCulturesThis member is deprecated; using this value with CultureInfo..::..GetCultures returns neutral and specific cultures shipped with the previous .NET Framework.
InstalledWin32CulturesAll cultures that are installed in the Windows operating system. Note that not all cultures supported by the .NET Framework are installed in the operating system.
NeutralCulturesCultures that are associated with a language but are not specific to a country/region. The names of .NET Framework cultures consist of the lowercase two-letter code derived from ISO 639-1. For example: "en" (English) is a neutral culture.

Custom cultures can have any user-specified name, not just a two-letter code.

The invariant culture is included in the array of cultures returned by the CultureInfo..::..GetCultures method that specifies this value.

ReplacementCulturesCustom cultures created by the user that replace cultures shipped with the .NET Framework.
SpecificCulturesCultures that are specific to a country/region. The names of these cultures follow RFC 4646. The format is "<languagecode2>-<country/regioncode2>", where <languagecode2> is a lowercase two-letter code derived from ISO 639-1 and <country/regioncode2> is an uppercase two-letter code derived from ISO 3166. For example, "en-US" for English (United States) is a specific culture.

Custom cultures can have any user-specified name, not just a standard-compliant name.

UserCustomCultureCustom cultures created by the user.
WindowsOnlyCulturesThis member is deprecated; the default behavior is set to return an empty list for backward compatibility reasons.

These culture type values are returned by the CultureInfo.CultureTypes property, and also serve as a filter that limits the cultures returned by the CultureInfo..::..GetCultures method. For more information on cultures, see CultureInfo.

Generally, your application should enumerate all cultures, using the AllCultures value. This allows enumeration of custom cultures, as well as the other culture types.

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