TimeZoneInfo.DisplayName Property


Gets the general display name that represents the time zone.

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

Public ReadOnly Property DisplayName As String

Property Value

Type: System.String

The time zone's general display name.

The display name is localized based on the culture installed with the Windows operating system.

Time zone display names for Windows system time zones follow a fairly standard format. The first portion of the display name is the time zone's base offset from Coordinated Universal Time, which is indicated by the acronym GMT (for Greenwich Mean Time), enclosed in parentheses. For Coordinated Universal Time, the GMT acronym with no offset is enclosed in parentheses. This is followed by a string that identifies the time zone or one or more of the cities, regions, or countries in the time zone. For example:

(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
(GMT+02:00) Athens, Beirut, Istanbul, Minsk
(GMT-02:00) Mid-Atlantic
(GMT-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)

The following example retrieves a TimeZoneInfo object that represents the local time zone and outputs its display name, standard time name, and daylight saving time name. The output is displayed for a system in the U.S. Pacific Standard Time zone.

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim localZone As TimeZoneInfo = TimeZoneInfo.Local
      Console.WriteLine("Local Time Zone ID: {0}", localZone.Id)
      Console.WriteLine("   Display Name is: {0}.", localZone.DisplayName)
      Console.WriteLine("   Standard name is: {0}.", localZone.StandardName)
      Console.WriteLine("   Daylight saving name is: {0}.", localZone.DaylightName) 
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays output like the following:
'     Local Time Zone ID: Pacific Standard Time
'        Display Name is: (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada).
'        Standard name is: Pacific Standard Time.
'        Daylight saving name is: Pacific Daylight Time.

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 3.5
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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