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DateTimeFormatInfo.UniversalSortableDateTimePattern Property

Gets the format pattern for a universal sortable date and time value, which is associated with the "u" format pattern.

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

'Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property UniversalSortableDateTimePattern As String
'Usage
Dim instance As DateTimeFormatInfo 
Dim value As String 

value = instance.UniversalSortableDateTimePattern

Property Value

Type: System.String
The format pattern for a universal sortable date and time value, which is associated with the "u" format pattern.

UniversalSortableDateTimePattern can be used to display time in a sortable format with the universal time designator "Z" at the end. The format is sortable because it uses leading zeros for year, month, day, hour, minute, and second. The specifier ("yyyy'-'MM'-'dd HH':'mm':'ss'Z'") is the same regardless of culture or format provider.

The following code example displays the value of UniversalSortableDateTimePattern 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.UniversalSortableDateTimePattern)

   End Sub 'PrintPattern 

End Class 'SamplesDTFI

'This code produces the following output. 

' CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE 
'  en-US     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd HH':'mm':'ss'Z' 
'  ja-JP     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd HH':'mm':'ss'Z' 
'  fr-FR     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd HH':'mm':'ss'Z' 
'

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
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