CultureInfoIetfLanguageTagConverter Class

Converts instances of CultureInfo to and from other data types.

Namespace: System.Windows
Assembly: PresentationCore (in presentationcore.dll)
XML Namespace:

public class CultureInfoIetfLanguageTagConverter : TypeConverter
public class CultureInfoIetfLanguageTagConverter extends TypeConverter
public class CultureInfoIetfLanguageTagConverter extends TypeConverter
<CultureInfoIetfLanguageTagConverter .../>

This class differs in two ways from CultureInfoConverter, the default type converter for the CultureInfo class.

  • Uses a string representation based on the IetfLanguageTag property rather than the Name property (i.e., RFC 3066 rather than RFC 1766).

  • When converting from a string, the properties of the resulting CultureInfo object depend only on the string and not on user overrides set in Control Panel. This makes it possible to create documents the appearance of which do not depend on local settings.


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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