DateTimeFormatInfo.SortableDateTimePattern Property

 

Gets the custom format string for a sortable date and time value.

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

Public ReadOnly Property SortableDateTimePattern As String

Property Value

Type: System.String

The custom format string for a sortable date and time value.

The SortableDateTimePattern 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 "s" standard format string.

The format string returned by the SortableDateTimePattern property reflects a defined standard (ISO 8601), and the property is read-only. Therefore, it is always the same, regardless of the culture. The custom format string is "yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss".

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

Imports System
Imports System.Globalization

Public Class SamplesDTFI

   Public Shared Sub Main()

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

   End Sub 'Main

   Public Shared Sub PrintPattern(myCulture As [String])

      Dim myDTFI As DateTimeFormatInfo = New CultureInfo(myCulture, False).DateTimeFormat
      Console.WriteLine("  {0}     {1}", myCulture, myDTFI.SortableDateTimePattern)

   End Sub 'PrintPattern 

End Class 'SamplesDTFI

'This code produces the following output.
'
' CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE
'  en-US     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss
'  ja-JP     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss
'  fr-FR     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss
'

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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