GetInstance Method
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NumberFormatInfo.GetInstance Method (IFormatProvider)


Gets the NumberFormatInfo associated with the specified IFormatProvider.

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

public static NumberFormatInfo GetInstance(
	IFormatProvider formatProvider


Type: System.IFormatProvider

The IFormatProvider used to get the NumberFormatInfo.


null to get CurrentInfo.

Return Value

Type: System.Globalization.NumberFormatInfo

The NumberFormatInfo associated with the specified IFormatProvider.

This method uses the IFormatProvider.GetFormat method of formatProvider using NumberFormatInfo as the Type parameter. If formatProvider is null or if IFormatProvider.GetFormat returns null, this method returns CurrentInfo.

Your application gets a NumberFormatInfo object for a specific culture using one of the following methods:

A NumberFormatInfo object is created only for the invariant culture or for specific cultures, not for neutral cultures. For more information about the invariant culture, specific cultures, and neutral cultures, see the CultureInfo class.

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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