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PersianCalendar.AlgorithmType Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets a value indicating whether the current calendar is solar-based, lunar-based, or lunisolar-based.

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

public override CalendarAlgorithmType AlgorithmType { get; }
/** @property */
public CalendarAlgorithmType get_AlgorithmType ()

public override function get AlgorithmType () : CalendarAlgorithmType

Property Value

Always returns SolarCalendar.

A date calculation for a particular calendar depends on whether the calendar is solar-based, lunar-based, or lunisolar-based. For example, the GregorianCalendar, JapaneseCalendar, and JulianCalendar classes are solar-based; the HijriCalendar and UmAlQuraCalendar classes are lunar-based; and the HebrewCalendar and JapaneseLunisolarCalendar classes are lunisolar-based, which means they use solar calculations for the year and lunar calculations for the month and day.

The following code example demonstrates the AlgorithmType property and the CalendarAlgorithmType enumeration.

// This example demonstrates the Calendar.AlgorithmType property and
// CalendarAlgorithmType enumeration.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    GregorianCalendar grCal = new GregorianCalendar();
    HijriCalendar     hiCal = new HijriCalendar();
    JapaneseLunisolarCalendar 
                      jaCal = new JapaneseLunisolarCalendar();
    Display(grCal);
    Display(hiCal);
    Display(jaCal);
    }

    static void Display(Calendar c)
    {
    string name = c.ToString().PadRight(50, '.');
    Console.WriteLine("{0} {1}", name, c.AlgorithmType);
    }
}
/*
This code example produces the following results:

System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar............ SolarCalendar
System.Globalization.HijriCalendar................ LunarCalendar
System.Globalization.JapaneseLunisolarCalendar.... LunisolarCalendar

*/

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0
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