DateTimeFormatInfo::GetFormat Method (Type^)


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Returns an object of the specified type that provides a date and time formatting service.

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

virtual Object^ GetFormat(
	Type^ formatType
) sealed


Type: System::Type^

The type of the required formatting service.

Return Value

Type: System::Object^

The current object, if formatType is the same as the type of the current DateTimeFormatInfo; otherwise, null.

The Format(String, IFormatProvider) method supported by the base data types invoke this method when the current DateTimeFormatInfo object is passed as the IFormatProvider parameter. This method implements IFormatProvider::GetFormat.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.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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