DateTimeFormatInfo.GetFormat Method

Returns an object of the specified type that provides a DateTime formatting service.

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

public Object GetFormat(
	Type formatType


Type: System.Type
The Type of the required formatting service.

Return Value

Type: System.Object
The current DateTimeFormatInfo object, if the type of formatType is DateTimeFormatInfo; otherwise, null.



The formatting and parsing methods of the base data types that include an IFormatProvider parameter invoke this method when the current DateTimeFormatInfo object is passed as the IFormatProvider parameter.

This method implements IFormatProvider.GetFormat.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.