CurrentInfo Property

DateTimeFormatInfo.CurrentInfo Property

 

Gets a read-only DateTimeFormatInfo object that formats values based on the current culture.

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

public static DateTimeFormatInfo CurrentInfo { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Globalization.DateTimeFormatInfo

A read-only DateTimeFormatInfo object based on the CultureInfo object for the current thread.

The DateTimeFormatInfo object returned by the CurrentInfo property reflects user overrides.

The following example uses the CurrentInfo property to retrieve a DateTimeFormatInfo object that represents the formatting conventions of the current culture, which in this case is the en-US culture. It then displays the format string and the result string for six formatting properties.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      var date = new DateTime(2016, 05, 28, 10, 28, 0);
      var dtfi = DateTimeFormatInfo.CurrentInfo;
      Console.WriteLine("Date and Time Formats for {0:u} in the {1} Culture:\n", 
                        date, CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.Name); 

      Console.WriteLine("{0,-22} {1,-20} {2,-30}", "Long Date Pattern", 
                        dtfi.LongDatePattern, 
                        date.ToString(dtfi.LongDatePattern));
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-22} {1,-20} {2,-30}", "Long Time Pattern", 
                        dtfi.LongTimePattern, 
                        date.ToString(dtfi.LongTimePattern));
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-22} {1,-20} {2,-30}", "Month/Day Pattern", 
                        dtfi.MonthDayPattern, 
                        date.ToString(dtfi.MonthDayPattern));
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-22} {1,-20} {2,-30}", "Short Date Pattern", 
                        dtfi.ShortDatePattern, 
                        date.ToString(dtfi.ShortDatePattern));
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-22} {1,-20} {2,-30}", "Short Time Pattern", 
                        dtfi.ShortTimePattern, 
                        date.ToString(dtfi.ShortTimePattern));
      Console.WriteLine("{0,-22} {1,-20} {2,-30}", "Year/Month Pattern", 
                        dtfi.YearMonthPattern, 
                        date.ToString(dtfi.YearMonthPattern));
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    Date and Time Formats for 2016-05-28 10:28:00Z in the en-US Culture:
//    
//    Long Date Pattern      dddd, MMMM d, yyyy   Saturday, May 28, 2016
//    Long Time Pattern      h:mm:ss tt           10:28:00 AM
//    Month/Day Pattern      MMMM d               May 28
//    Short Date Pattern     M/d/yyyy             5/28/2016
//    Short Time Pattern     h:mm tt              10:28 AM
//    Year/Month Pattern     MMMM yyyy            May 2016

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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