HijriCalendar.AlgorithmType Property


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Gets a value that indicates whether the current calendar is solar-based, lunar-based, or a combination of both.

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

Public Overrides ReadOnly Property AlgorithmType As CalendarAlgorithmType

The following example uses reflection to instantiate each Calendar type found in the .NET Framework and displays the value of its AlgorithmType property.

Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Globalization
Imports System.Reflection

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim assem As Assembly = Assembly.GetAssembly(GetType(Calendar))
      Dim types() As Type = assem.GetExportedTypes()
      Dim calendars() As Type = Array.FindAll(types, AddressOf IsValidCalendar)
      Array.Sort(calendars, New CalendarComparer())

      Console.WriteLine("{0,-30} {1}", "Calendar", "Algorithm Type")
      For Each cal In calendars
         ' Instantiate a calendar object.
         Dim ctor As ConstructorInfo = cal.GetConstructor( {} )
         Dim calObj As Calendar = CType(ctor.Invoke( {} ), Calendar) 

         Console.WriteLine("{0,-30} {1}", 
                          cal.ToString().Replace("System.Globalization.", ""),
                                           BindingFlags.Public Or BindingFlags.Instance Or BindingFlags.GetProperty,
                                           Nothing, calObj, Nothing))
   End Sub

   Private Function IsValidCalendar(ByVal t As Type) As Boolean
        If t.IsSubClassOf(GetType(Calendar)) Then
            If t.IsAbstract Then
                Return False
                Return True
            End If
            Return False
        End If
    End Function
End Module

Public Class CalendarComparer : Implements IComparer
   Public Function Compare(ByVal x As Object, ByVal y As Object) As Integer _
                  Implements IComparer.Compare
      Dim tX As Type = DirectCast(x, Type)
      Dim tY As Type = DirectCast(y, Type)

      Return tX.Name.CompareTo(tY.Name)
   End Function
End Class
' The example displays the following output:
'       Calendar                       Algorithm Type
'       ChineseLunisolarCalendar       LunisolarCalendar
'       GregorianCalendar              SolarCalendar
'       HebrewCalendar                 LunisolarCalendar
'       HijriCalendar                  LunarCalendar
'       JapaneseCalendar               SolarCalendar
'       JapaneseLunisolarCalendar      LunisolarCalendar
'       JulianCalendar                 SolarCalendar
'       KoreanCalendar                 SolarCalendar
'       KoreanLunisolarCalendar        LunisolarCalendar
'       PersianCalendar                SolarCalendar
'       TaiwanCalendar                 SolarCalendar
'       TaiwanLunisolarCalendar        LunisolarCalendar
'       ThaiBuddhistCalendar           SolarCalendar
'       UmAlQuraCalendar               LunarCalendar

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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