GetFormat Method
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NumberFormatInfo.GetFormat Method (Type)


Gets an object of the specified type that provides a number formatting service.

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

public object GetFormat(
	Type formatType


Type: System.Type

The Type of the required formatting service.

Return Value

Type: System.Object

The current NumberFormatInfo, if formatType is the same as the type of the current NumberFormatInfo; otherwise, null.

The Format(String, IFormatProvider) methods supported by the base data types invoke this method when the current NumberFormatInfo is passed as the IFormatProvider parameter. This method implements IFormatProvider.GetFormat.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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