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DateTimeFormatInfo.GetAbbreviatedEraName Method

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
)
public String GetAbbreviatedEraName (
	int era
)
public function GetAbbreviatedEraName (
	era : int
) : String
Not applicable.

Parameters

era

The integer representing the era.

Return Value

A string containing the abbreviated name of the specified era, if an abbreviation exists. -or- A string containing the full name of the era, if an abbreviation does not exist.

Exception typeCondition

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

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, 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 ("").

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0

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