CultureInfo.TextInfo Property

Gets the TextInfo that defines the writing system associated with the culture.

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

Public Overridable ReadOnly Property TextInfo As TextInfo

Property Value

Type: System.Globalization.TextInfo
The TextInfo that defines the writing system associated with the culture.

The TextInfo property provides culture-specific casing information for strings. To perform culture-insensitive casing, the application should use the TextInfo property of InvariantCulture.

The following code example shows how to create a CultureInfo for Spanish (Spain) with the international sort order and another CultureInfo with the traditional sort order.

Imports System
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Globalization

Module Module1

    Public Sub Main()

        ' Creates and initializes the CultureInfo which uses the international sort.
        Dim myCIintl As New CultureInfo("es-ES", False)

        ' Creates and initializes the CultureInfo which uses the traditional sort.
        Dim myCItrad As New CultureInfo(&H40A, False)

        ' Displays the properties of each culture.
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "PROPERTY", "INTERNATIONAL", "TRADITIONAL")
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "CompareInfo", myCIintl.CompareInfo, myCItrad.CompareInfo)
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "DisplayName", myCIintl.DisplayName, myCItrad.DisplayName)
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "EnglishName", myCIintl.EnglishName, myCItrad.EnglishName)
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "IsNeutralCulture", myCIintl.IsNeutralCulture, myCItrad.IsNeutralCulture)
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "IsReadOnly", myCIintl.IsReadOnly, myCItrad.IsReadOnly)
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "LCID", myCIintl.LCID, myCItrad.LCID)
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "Name", myCIintl.Name, myCItrad.Name)
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "NativeName", myCIintl.NativeName, myCItrad.NativeName)
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "Parent", myCIintl.Parent, myCItrad.Parent)
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "TextInfo", myCIintl.TextInfo, myCItrad.TextInfo)
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "ThreeLetterISOLanguageName", myCIintl.ThreeLetterISOLanguageName, myCItrad.ThreeLetterISOLanguageName)
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName", myCIintl.ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName, myCItrad.ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName)
        Console.WriteLine("{0,-31}{1,-47}{2,-25}", "TwoLetterISOLanguageName", myCIintl.TwoLetterISOLanguageName, myCItrad.TwoLetterISOLanguageName)

        ' Compare two strings using myCIintl.
        Console.WriteLine("Comparing ""llegar"" and ""lugar""")
        Console.WriteLine("   With myCIintl.CompareInfo.Compare: {0}", myCIintl.CompareInfo.Compare("llegar", "lugar"))
        Console.WriteLine("   With myCItrad.CompareInfo.Compare: {0}", myCItrad.CompareInfo.Compare("llegar", "lugar"))

    End Sub 'Main 

'This code produces the following output.
'PROPERTY                       INTERNATIONAL                                  TRADITIONAL              
'CompareInfo                    CompareInfo - es-ES                            CompareInfo - es-ES_tradnl
'DisplayName                    Spanish (Spain)                                Spanish (Spain)          
'EnglishName                    Spanish (Spain, International Sort)            Spanish (Spain, Traditional Sort)
'IsNeutralCulture               False                                          False                    
'IsReadOnly                     False                                          False                    
'LCID                           3082                                           1034                     
'Name                           es-ES                                          es-ES                    
'NativeName                     Español (España, alfabetización internacional) Español (España, alfabetización tradicional)
'Parent                         es                                             es                       
'TextInfo                       TextInfo - es-ES                               TextInfo - es-ES_tradnl  
'ThreeLetterISOLanguageName     spa                                            spa                      
'ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName ESN                                            ESP                      
'TwoLetterISOLanguageName       es                                             es                       
'Comparing "llegar" and "lugar"
'   With myCIintl.CompareInfo.Compare: -1
'   With myCItrad.CompareInfo.Compare: 1

End Module

.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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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