GetAbbreviatedEraName Method

DateTimeFormatInfo.GetAbbreviatedEraName Method (Int32)


Returns the string containing the abbreviated name of the specified era, if an abbreviation exists.

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

public string GetAbbreviatedEraName(
	int era


Type: System.Int32

The integer representing the era.

Return Value

Type: System.String

A string containing the abbreviated name of the specified era, if an abbreviation exists.


A string containing the full name of the era, if an abbreviation does not exist.

Exception Condition

era does not represent a valid era in the calendar specified in the Calendar property.

The era name is the name a calendar uses to refer to a period of time reckoned from a fixed point or event. For example, "A.D." or "C.E." is the current era in the Gregorian calendar.

The valid values for era are listed in the Eras property of the appropriate class derived from Calendar. For example: JapaneseCalendar.Eras displays a list of eras that are supported by this implementation.

In the JapaneseCalendar class, the abbreviated era name is the first character of the full era name. This character is either the single-character case-insensitive Latin alphabet abbreviation or the single-character Kanji abbreviation.

Notes to Callers:

If DateTimeFormatInfo.Calendar is the TaiwanCalendar but the Thread.CurrentCulture is not "zh-TW", then NativeCalendarName, GetEraName, and GetAbbreviatedEraName return an empty string ("").

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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