.GetEra Method (String)
.NET Framework (current version)
Returns the integer representing the specified era.
mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
member GetEra :
eraName: string -> int
The string containing the name of the era.
The integer representing the era, if
eraName is valid; otherwise, -1.
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 comparison with
eraName is case-insensitive, for example, "A.D." is equivalent to "a.d.". GetEra ignores punctuation in abbreviated era names, only if the GregorianCalendar is selected in and the culture uses "A.D." as the era name, that is, "A.D." is equivalent to "AD". DateTimeFormatInfo.Calendar GetEra compares eraName with the full era name returned by GetEraName and with the abbreviated era name returned by GetAbbreviatedEraName.
The following example shows that
DateTimeFormatInfo ignores the punctuation in the era name, only if the calendar is Gregorian and the culture uses the era name "A.D.".
No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.
Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
portable .NET platforms Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Available since 8.1
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