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CultureInfoIetfLanguageTagConverter Class

Converts instances of CultureInfo to and from other data types.

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

Public Class CultureInfoIetfLanguageTagConverter _
	Inherits TypeConverter
Dim instance As CultureInfoIetfLanguageTagConverter
<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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0