DateTimeFormatInfo.GetInstance Method (IFormatProvider)


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Returns the DateTimeFormatInfo object associated with the specified IFormatProvider.

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

public static DateTimeFormatInfo GetInstance(
	IFormatProvider provider


Type: System.IFormatProvider

The IFormatProvider that gets the DateTimeFormatInfo object.


null to get CurrentInfo.

This method uses the IFormatProvider.GetFormat method of formatProvider using an DateTimeFormatInfo object as the Type parameter. If formatProvider is null or if IFormatProvider.GetFormat returns null, this method returns CurrentInfo.

Your application can get a DateTimeFormatInfo object for a specific culture using one of the following methods:

A DateTimeFormatInfo object 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 description.

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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