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PersianCalendar.AlgorithmType Property

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

Not applicable.

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. The lunisolar-based classes 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();
                      jaCal = new JapaneseLunisolarCalendar();

    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 Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0