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RFC1123Pattern Property

DateTimeFormatInfo.RFC1123Pattern Property

Gets the custom format string for a time value that is based on the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Request for Comments (RFC) 1123 specification.

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

public string RFC1123Pattern { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The custom format string for a time value that is based on the IETF RFC 1123 specification.

The RFC1123Pattern 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 "r" and "R" standard format strings.

The following example displays the value of RFC1123Pattern for a few cultures.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class SamplesDTFI  {

   public static void Main()  {

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


   public static void PrintPattern( String myCulture )  {

      DateTimeFormatInfo myDTFI = new CultureInfo( myCulture, false ).DateTimeFormat;
      Console.WriteLine( "  {0}     {1}", myCulture, myDTFI.RFC1123Pattern );



This code produces the following output.

  en-US     ddd, dd MMM yyyy HH':'mm':'ss 'GMT'
  ja-JP     ddd, dd MMM yyyy HH':'mm':'ss 'GMT'
  fr-FR     ddd, dd MMM yyyy HH':'mm':'ss 'GMT'


.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

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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