DateTimeFormatInfo.GetInstance Method

Returns the DateTimeFormatInfo associated with the specified IFormatProvider.

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

public static DateTimeFormatInfo GetInstance (
	IFormatProvider provider
)
public static DateTimeFormatInfo GetInstance (
	IFormatProvider provider
)
public static function GetInstance (
	provider : IFormatProvider
) : DateTimeFormatInfo

Parameters

provider

The IFormatProvider that gets the DateTimeFormatInfo.

-or-

a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) to get CurrentInfo.

Return Value

A DateTimeFormatInfo associated with the specified IFormatProvider.

This method uses the IFormatProvider.GetFormat method of formatProvider using DateTimeFormatInfo as the Type parameter. If formatProvider is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or if IFormatProvider.GetFormat returns a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), this method returns CurrentInfo.

You can get a DateTimeFormatInfo for a specific culture using one of the following methods:

A DateTimeFormatInfo can be created only for the invariant culture or for specific cultures, not for neutral cultures. For more information about the invariant culture, specific cultures, and neutral cultures, see the CultureInfo class.

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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