CurrentInputLanguage Property
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InputLanguage.CurrentInputLanguage Property

Gets or sets the input language for the current thread.

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

public static InputLanguage CurrentInputLanguage { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.InputLanguage
An InputLanguage that represents the input language for the current thread.


The input language is not recognized by the system.

The following code example gets and displays the name of the current input language. This code assumes that textBox1 has been instantiated.

 public void MyCurrentInputLanguage() {
    // Gets the current input language  and prints it in a text box.
    InputLanguage myCurrentLanguage = InputLanguage.CurrentInputLanguage;
    textBox1.Text = "Current input language is: " +

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

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