DateTimeFormatInfo::MonthDayPattern Property

 

Gets or sets the custom format string for a month and day value.

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

public:
property String^ MonthDayPattern {
	String^ get();
	void set(String^ value);
}

Property Value

Type: System::String^

The custom format string for a month and day value.

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

The property is being set to null.

InvalidOperationException

The property is being set and the DateTimeFormatInfo object is read-only.

The MonthDayPattern property defines the culture-specific format of date strings that are returned by calls to the DateTime::ToString and DateTimeOffset::ToString methods and by composite format strings that are supplied the "m" and "M" standard format strings.

This property is affected if the value of the Calendar property changes.

We recommend that you set the date separator in the month and day pattern to an exact string instead of using the date separator placeholder. For example, to obtain the pattern MM-DD, set the month and day pattern to "MM-DD".

The following example displays the value of MonthDayPattern for a few cultures.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Globalization;
void PrintPattern( String^ myCulture )
{
   CultureInfo^ MyCI = gcnew CultureInfo( myCulture,false );
   DateTimeFormatInfo^ myDTFI = MyCI->DateTimeFormat;
   Console::WriteLine( " {0} {1}", myCulture, myDTFI->MonthDayPattern );
}

int main()
{

   // Displays the values of the pattern properties.
   Console::WriteLine( " CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE" );
   PrintPattern( "en-US" );
   PrintPattern( "ja-JP" );
   PrintPattern( "fr-FR" );
}

/*
This code produces the following output.  The question marks take the place of native script characters.

CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE
en-US     MMMM dd
ja-JP     M'?'d'?'
fr-FR     d MMMM

*/

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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