DateTimeFormatInfo.GetShortestDayName Method (DayOfWeek)

 

Obtains the shortest abbreviated day name for a specified day of the week associated with the current DateTimeFormatInfo object.

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

<ComVisibleAttribute(False)>
Public Function GetShortestDayName (
	dayOfWeek As DayOfWeek
) As String

Parameters

dayOfWeek
Type: System.DayOfWeek

One of the DayOfWeek values.

Return Value

Type: System.String

The abbreviated name of the week that corresponds to the dayOfWeek parameter.

Exception Condition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

dayOfWeek is not a value in the DayOfWeek enumeration.

The following example demonstrates several methods and properties that specify date and time format patterns, native calendar name, and full and abbreviated month and day names.


' This code example demonstrates the DateTimeFormatInfo 
' MonthGenitiveNames, AbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames, 
' ShortestDayNames, and NativeCalendarName properties, and
' the GetShortestDayName() and SetAllDateTimePatterns() methods.

Imports System
Imports System.Globalization

Class Sample
    Public Shared Sub Main() 
        Dim myDateTimePatterns() As String = {"MM/dd/yy", "MM/dd/yyyy"}
        Dim name As String = ""

        ' Get the en-US culture.
        Dim ci As New CultureInfo("en-US")
        ' Get the DateTimeFormatInfo for the en-US culture.
        Dim dtfi As DateTimeFormatInfo = ci.DateTimeFormat

        ' Display the effective culture.
        Console.WriteLine("This code example uses the {0} culture.", ci.Name)

        ' Display the native calendar name.    
        Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "NativeCalendarName...")
        Console.WriteLine("""{0}""", dtfi.NativeCalendarName)

        ' Display month genitive names.
        Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "MonthGenitiveNames...")
        For Each name In dtfi.MonthGenitiveNames
            Console.WriteLine("""{0}""", name)
        Next name

        ' Display abbreviated month genitive names.
        Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "AbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames...")
        For Each name In dtfi.AbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames
            Console.WriteLine("""{0}""", name)
        Next name

        ' Display shortest day names.
        Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "ShortestDayNames...")
        For Each name In dtfi.ShortestDayNames
            Console.WriteLine("""{0}""", name)
        Next name

        ' Display shortest day name for a particular day of the week.
        Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "GetShortestDayName(DayOfWeek.Sunday)...")
        Console.WriteLine("""{0}""", dtfi.GetShortestDayName(DayOfWeek.Sunday))

        ' Display the initial DateTime format patterns for the 'd' format specifier.
        Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "Initial DateTime format patterns for " & _
                          "the 'd' format specifier...")
        For Each name In dtfi.GetAllDateTimePatterns("d"c)
            Console.WriteLine("""{0}""", name)
        Next name

        ' Change the initial DateTime format patterns for the 'd' DateTime format specifier.
        Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "Change the initial DateTime format patterns for the " & _
                          vbCrLf & "'d' format specifier to my format patterns...")
        dtfi.SetAllDateTimePatterns(myDateTimePatterns, "d"c)

        ' Display the new DateTime format patterns for the 'd' format specifier.
        Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & _
                          "New DateTime format patterns for the 'd' format specifier...")
        For Each name In dtfi.GetAllDateTimePatterns("d"c)
            Console.WriteLine("""{0}""", name)
        Next name

    End Sub 'Main
End Class 'Sample
'
'This code example produces the following results:
'
'This code example uses the en-US culture.
'
'NativeCalendarName...
'"Gregorian Calendar"
'
'MonthGenitiveNames...
'"January"
'"February"
'"March"
'"April"
'"May"
'"June"
'"July"
'"August"
'"September"
'"October"
'"November"
'"December"
'""
'
'AbbreviatedMonthGenitiveNames...
'"Jan"
'"Feb"
'"Mar"
'"Apr"
'"May"
'"Jun"
'"Jul"
'"Aug"
'"Sep"
'"Oct"
'"Nov"
'"Dec"
'""
'
'ShortestDayNames...
'"Su"
'"Mo"
'"Tu"
'"We"
'"Th"
'"Fr"
'"Sa"
'
'GetShortestDayName(DayOfWeek.Sunday)...
'"Su"
'
'Initial DateTime format patterns for the 'd' format specifier...
'"M/d/yyyy"
'"M/d/yy"
'"MM/dd/yy"
'"MM/dd/yyyy"
'"yy/MM/dd"
'"yyyy-MM-dd"
'"dd-MMM-yy"
'
'Change the initial DateTime format patterns for the
''d' format specifier to my format patterns...
'
'New DateTime format patterns for the 'd' format specifier...
'"MM/dd/yy"
'"MM/dd/yyyy"
'

Change History

Date

History

Reason

June 2010

Added exception information.

Content bug fix.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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