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DateTimeFormatInfo.GetEraName Method

Returns the string containing the name of the specified era.

[Visual Basic]
Public Function GetEraName( _
   ByVal era As Integer _
) As String
public string GetEraName(
 int era
public: String* GetEraName(
 int era
public function GetEraName(
   era : int
) : String;


The integer representing the era.

Return Value

A string containing the name of the era.


Exception Type Condition
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.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) Standard

See Also

DateTimeFormatInfo Class | DateTimeFormatInfo Members | System.Globalization Namespace | GetEra