NumberFormatInfo.CurrentInfo Property

 

Gets a read-only NumberFormatInfo that formats values based on the current culture.

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

Public Shared ReadOnly Property CurrentInfo As NumberFormatInfo

Property Value

Type: System.Globalization.NumberFormatInfo

A read-only NumberFormatInfo based on the culture of the current thread.

Retrieving a NumberFormatInfo object from the CurrentInfo property is equivalent to retrieving a NumberFormatInfo object from the CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.NumberFormat property.

The following example shows that the objects returned by the CurrentInfo and CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.NumberFormat properties are identical. It then uses reflection to display the property values of the NumberFormatInfo object returned by the CurrentInfo property on a system whose current culture is en-US.

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

Public Class Example : Implements IComparer
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim nfi1 As NumberFormatInfo = NumberFormatInfo.CurrentInfo
      Dim nfi2 As NumberFormatInfo = CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.NumberFormat
      Console.WriteLine("Objects equal: {0}", nfi1.Equals(nfi2))
      Console.WriteLine("Equal references: {0}", Object.ReferenceEquals(nfi1, nfi2))
      Console.WriteLine()

      Dim props() As PropertyInfo = nfi1.GetType().GetProperties(BindingFlags.Instance Or BindingFlags.Public)
      Array.Sort(props, New Example)
      Console.WriteLine("Properties of NumberFormat.CurrentInfo object:")
      For Each prop In props
         If prop.PropertyType.IsArray Then
            Dim arr As Array = CType(prop.GetValue(nfi1), Array)
            Console.Write(String.Format("   {0}: ", prop.Name) + "{ ")
            Dim ctr As Integer = 0
            For Each item In arr
               Console.Write("{0}{1}", item, If(ctr = arr.Length - 1, " }", ", "))
               ctr += 1
            Next
            Console.WriteLine()
         Else
            Console.WriteLine("   {0}: {1}", prop.Name, prop.GetValue(nfi1))
        End If   
      Next      
   End Sub

   Private Function Compare(x As Object, y As Object) As Integer _
      Implements IComparer.Compare

      If x Is Nothing And y Is Nothing Then Return 0
      Dim px As PropertyInfo = TryCast(x, PropertyInfo)
      If px Is Nothing Then Return -1

      Dim py As PropertyInfo = TryCast(y, PropertyInfo)
      If py Is Nothing Then Return 1

      Return String.Compare(px.Name, py.Name)
   End Function
End Class
' The example displays the following output:
'       Objects equal: True
'       Equal references: True
'       
'       Properties of NumberFormat.CurrentInfo object:
'          CurrencyDecimalDigits: 2
'          CurrencyDecimalSeparator: .
'          CurrencyGroupSeparator: ,
'          CurrencyGroupSizes: { 3 }
'          CurrencyNegativePattern: 0
'          CurrencyPositivePattern: 0
'          CurrencySymbol: $
'          DigitSubstitution: None
'          IsReadOnly: True
'          NaNSymbol: NaN
'          NativeDigits: { 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 }
'          NegativeInfinitySymbol: -Infinity
'          NegativeSign: -
'          NumberDecimalDigits: 2
'          NumberDecimalSeparator: .
'          NumberGroupSeparator: ,
'          NumberGroupSizes: { 3 }
'          NumberNegativePattern: 1
'          PercentDecimalDigits: 2
'          PercentDecimalSeparator: .
'          PercentGroupSeparator: ,
'          PercentGroupSizes: { 3 }
'          PercentNegativePattern: 0
'          PercentPositivePattern: 0
'          PercentSymbol: %
'          PerMilleSymbol: %
'          PositiveInfinitySymbol: Infinity
'          PositiveSign: +

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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