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DateTimeFormatInfo.GetInstance Method

Returns the DateTimeFormatInfo object associated with the specified IFormatProvider.

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

static member GetInstance : 
        provider:IFormatProvider -> DateTimeFormatInfo

Parameters

provider
Type: System.IFormatProvider

The IFormatProvider that gets the DateTimeFormatInfo object.

-or-

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

This method uses the IFormatProvider.GetFormat method of formatProvider using an DateTimeFormatInfo object 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.

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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