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AbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames Property

DateTimeFormatInfo.AbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames Property

Gets or sets a string array of abbreviated month names associated with the current DateTimeFormatInfo object.

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

public string[] AbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String[]
An array of abbreviated month names.


In a set operation, the array is multidimensional or has a length that is not exactly 13.


In a set operation, the array or one of the elements of the array is null.


In a set operation, the current DateTimeFormatInfo object is read-only.

In some languages, a month name that is part of a date appears in the genitive case. For example, a date in the ru-RU or Russian (Russia) culture consists of the day number and the genitive month name, such as 1 Января (1 January). For these cultures, if a custom format string includes the "MMM" format specifier, the DateTime.ToString or ToString method includes the appropriate member of the AbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames array in place of the "MMM" in the result string.

In a set operation, the array must be one-dimensional with exactly 13 elements, because Calendar objects accommodate calendars that have 13 months. For calendars that have 12 months, the thirteenth element should be String.Empty. The first element (the element at index zero) represents the first month of the year defined by the Calendar property.

If you set the AbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames property, you must also set the AbbreviatedMonthNames property.

The following example creates a read/write CultureInfo object that represents the English (United States) culture and assigns abbreviated genitive month names to its AbbreviatedMonthNames and AbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames properties. It then displays the string representation of dates that include the abbreviated month name of each month in the culture's supported calendar.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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