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ChineseLunisolarCalendar Class

Represents time in divisions, such as months, days, and years. Years are calculated using the Chinese calendar, while days and months are calculated using the lunisolar calendar.

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

public class ChineseLunisolarCalendar : EastAsianLunisolarCalendar
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
public class ChineseLunisolarCalendar extends EastAsianLunisolarCalendar
public class ChineseLunisolarCalendar extends EastAsianLunisolarCalendar
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The ChineseLunisolarCalendar class is derived from the EastAsianLunisolarCalendar class, which represents the lunisolar calendar. The EastAsianLunisolarCalendar class supports the sexagenary year cycle (which repeats every 60 years) in addition to solar years and lunar months. Each solar year in the calendar is associated with a Sexagenary Year, a Celestial Stem, and a Terrestrial Branch, and these calendars can have leap months after any month of the year. The ChineseLunisolarCalendar class calculates years based on solar calculations, and months and days based on lunar calculations.

A leap month can occur after any month in a year. For example, the GetMonth method returns a number between 1 and 13 that indicates the month associated with a specified date. If there is a leap month between the eighth and ninth months of the year, the GetMonth method returns 8 for the eighth month, 9 for the leap eighth month, and 10 for the ninth month.

Currently, the ChineseLunisolarCalendar is not used by any of the cultures supported by the CultureInfo class. Therefore, this class can be used only to calculate dates in the Chinese lunisolar calendar.

Each CultureInfo object supports a set of calendars. The Calendar property returns the default calendar for the culture, and the OptionalCalendars property returns an array containing all the calendars supported by the culture. To change the calendar used by a CultureInfo, the application should set the Calendar property of CultureInfo.DateTimeFormat to a new Calendar.


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 Millennium Edition, 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
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