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Application.CurrentInputLanguage Property

Gets or sets the current input language for the current thread.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in

public static InputLanguage CurrentInputLanguage { get; set; }
/** @property */
public static InputLanguage get_CurrentInputLanguage ()

/** @property */
public static void set_CurrentInputLanguage (InputLanguage value)

public static function get CurrentInputLanguage () : InputLanguage

public static function set CurrentInputLanguage (value : InputLanguage)

Not applicable.

Property Value

An InputLanguage representing the current input language for the current thread.

The following code example gets this property and displays its value in a text box. The example requires that textBox1 has been placed on a form.

private void PrintCurrentInputLanguage() {
    textBox1.Text = "The current input language is: " +

private void PrintCurrentInputLanguage()
    textBox1.set_Text("The current input language is: "
        + Application.get_CurrentInputLanguage().get_Culture().
} //PrintCurrentInputLanguage    

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, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0