GregorianCalendarTypes Enumeration

 
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Defines the different language versions of the Gregorian calendar.

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

<SerializableAttribute>
<ComVisibleAttribute(True)>
Public Enumeration GregorianCalendarTypes

Member nameDescription
Arabic

Refers to the Arabic version of the Gregorian calendar.

Localized

Refers to the localized version of the Gregorian calendar, based on the language of the CultureInfo that uses the DateTimeFormatInfo.

MiddleEastFrench

Refers to the Middle East French version of the Gregorian calendar.

TransliteratedEnglish

Refers to the transliterated English version of the Gregorian calendar.

TransliteratedFrench

Refers to the transliterated French version of the Gregorian calendar.

USEnglish

Refers to the U.S. English version of the Gregorian calendar.

The date and time patterns associated with the GregorianCalendar vary depending on the language. If the GregorianCalendar is selected in DateTimeFormatInfo.Calendar, GregorianCalendarTypes can be used to specify which date and time patterns to use in that DateTimeFormatInfo.

For Arabic cultures, more language versions of the Gregorian calendar are available. For example, you can use the French version of GregorianCalendar using the MiddleEastFrench value.

A culture that supports GregorianCalendar might not support all language versions of GregorianCalendar. The CultureInfo.Calendar and CultureInfo.OptionalCalendars properties specify the calendars supported by that culture. If GregorianCalendar is supported, CalendarType can be used to determine which language versions of GregorianCalendar are supported.

The following code example demonstrates how to determine the GregorianCalendar language version supported by the culture.

Imports System
Imports System.Globalization

Public Class SamplesCultureInfo

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' Gets the calendars supported by the ar-SA culture.
      Dim myOptCals As Calendar() = New CultureInfo("ar-SA").OptionalCalendars

      ' Checks which ones are GregorianCalendar then determines the GregorianCalendar version.
      Console.WriteLine("The ar-SA culture supports the following calendars:")
      Dim cal As Calendar
      For Each cal In  myOptCals
         If cal.GetType() Is GetType(GregorianCalendar)  Then
            Dim myGreCal As GregorianCalendar = CType(cal, GregorianCalendar)
            Dim calType As GregorianCalendarTypes = myGreCal.CalendarType
            Console.WriteLine("   {0} ({1})", cal, calType)
         Else
            Console.WriteLine("   {0}", cal)
         End If
      Next cal

   End Sub 'Main 

End Class 'SamplesCultureInfo


'This code produces the following output.
'
'The ar-SA culture supports the following calendars:
'   System.Globalization.HijriCalendar
'   System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar (USEnglish)
'   System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar (MiddleEastFrench)
'   System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar (Arabic)
'   System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar (Localized)
'   System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar (TransliteratedFrench)

The following code example prints a DateTime using a GregorianCalendar that is localized.

Imports System
Imports System.Globalization

Public Class SamplesGregorianCalendar

   Public Shared Sub Main()
      ' Creates and initializes three different CultureInfo.
      Dim myCIdeDE As New CultureInfo("de-DE", False)
      Dim myCIenUS As New CultureInfo("en-US", False)
      Dim myCIfrFR As New CultureInfo("fr-FR", False)
      Dim myCIruRU As New CultureInfo("ru-RU", False)

      ' Creates a Localized GregorianCalendar.
      ' GregorianCalendarTypes.Localized is the default when using the GregorianCalendar constructor without parameters.
      Dim myCal = New GregorianCalendar()

      ' Sets the DateTimeFormatInfo.Calendar property to a Localized GregorianCalendar.
      ' Localized GregorianCalendar is the default calendar for de-DE, en-US, and fr-FR,
      myCIruRU.DateTimeFormat.Calendar = myCal

      ' Creates a DateTime.
      Dim myDT As New DateTime(2002, 1, 3, 13, 30, 45)

      ' Displays the DateTime.
      Console.WriteLine("de-DE: {0}", myDT.ToString("F", myCIdeDE))
      Console.WriteLine("en-US: {0}", myDT.ToString("F", myCIenUS))
      Console.WriteLine("fr-FR: {0}", myDT.ToString("F", myCIfrFR))
      Console.WriteLine("ru-RU: {0}", myDT.ToString("F", myCIruRU))
   End Sub
End Class
' This example displays the following output:
'    de-DE: Donnerstag, 3. Januar 2002 13:30:45
'    en-US: Thursday, January 03, 2002 1:30:45 PM
'    fr-FR: jeudi 3 janvier 2002 13:30:45
'    ru-RU: 3 января 2002 г. 13:30:45

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 10
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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