RegionInfo::DisplayName Property


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Gets the full name of the country/region in the language of the localized version of .NET Framework.

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

property String^ DisplayName {
	virtual String^ get();

Property Value

Type: System::String^

The full name of the country/region in the language of the localized version of .NET Framework.

The DisplayName property displays the country/region name in the language of the localized version of .NET Framework. For example, the DisplayName property displays the country/region in English on the English version of the .NET Framework, and in Spanish on the Spanish version of the .NET Framework.

The value of the DisplayName property is taken from the resource files in the language of the current user interface culture, represented by CurrentUICulture. Custom regions or those synthesized from the operating system might not have resource information, in which case the value for DisplayName is the same as the value of the NativeName property.

The following code example displays the properties of the RegionInfo class.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Globalization;
int main()

   // Displays the property values of the RegionInfo for "US".
   RegionInfo^ myRI1 = gcnew RegionInfo( "US" );
   Console::WriteLine( "   Name:                         {0}", myRI1->Name );
   Console::WriteLine( "   DisplayName:                  {0}", myRI1->DisplayName );
   Console::WriteLine( "   EnglishName:                  {0}", myRI1->EnglishName );
   Console::WriteLine( "   IsMetric:                     {0}", myRI1->IsMetric );
   Console::WriteLine( "   ThreeLetterISORegionName:     {0}", myRI1->ThreeLetterISORegionName );
   Console::WriteLine( "   ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: {0}", myRI1->ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName );
   Console::WriteLine( "   TwoLetterISORegionName:       {0}", myRI1->TwoLetterISORegionName );
   Console::WriteLine( "   CurrencySymbol:               {0}", myRI1->CurrencySymbol );
   Console::WriteLine( "   ISOCurrencySymbol:            {0}", myRI1->ISOCurrencySymbol );

This code produces the following output.

   Name:                         US
   DisplayName:                  United States
   EnglishName:                  United States
   IsMetric:                     False
   ThreeLetterISORegionName:     USA
   ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: USA
   TwoLetterISORegionName:       US
   CurrencySymbol:               $
   ISOCurrencySymbol:            USD


Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.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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