Save Method
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CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder.Save Method (String)


Writes an XML representation of the current CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object to the specified file.

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

public void Save(
	string filename


Type: System.String

The name of a file to contain the XML representation of this custom culture.

Exception Condition

filename is null.


filename is an empty string ("").


The value of a property of a DateTimeFormatInfo, TextInfo, or NumberFormatInfo object contained in the current CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object is invalid.

The Save method writes the current CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object to the file specified by the filename parameter in an XML format called Locale Data Markup Language (LDML) version 1.1. The CreateFromLdml method performs the reverse operation of the Save method.

For information about the format of an LDML file, see the CreateFromLdml method. For information about the LDML standard, see Unicode Technical Standard #35, "Locale Data Markup Language (LDML)" on the Unicode Consortium website.

The following example demonstrates the Save and CreateFromLdml methods.

// This example demonstrates the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder.Save and 
// CreateFromLdml methods.
// Compile this example with a reference to sysglobl.dll.

using System;
using System.Globalization;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

class Sample 
    public static void Main() 
    string savedCARIB = "mySavedCARIB.xml";
    string msg1 = "The name of the original CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder" +
                  " is \"{0}\".";
    string msg2 = "Reconstituting the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object " +
                  "from \"{0}\".";
    string msg3 = "The name of the reconstituted CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder" +
                  " is \"{0}\".";

// Construct a new, privately used culture that extends the en-US culture 
// provided by the .NET Framework. In this sample, the CultureAndRegion-
// Types.Specific parameter creates a minimal CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder 
// object that you must populate with culture and region information.

    CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder cib1 = null;
    CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder cib2 = null;
    try {
        cib1 = new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder(
                           "x-en-US-sample", CultureAndRegionModifiers.None);
    catch (ArgumentException ae)

// Populate the new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object with culture information.
    CultureInfo ci = new CultureInfo("en-US");

// Populate the new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object with region information.
    RegionInfo  ri = new RegionInfo("US");

// Display a property of the new custom culture.
    Console.WriteLine(msg1, cib1.CultureName);

// Save the new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object in the specified file in
// LDML format. The file is saved in the same directory as the application 
// that calls the Save method.

    Console.WriteLine("Saving the custom culture to a file...");
    try {
        cib1.Save( savedCARIB );
    catch (IOException exc)
        Console.WriteLine("** I/O exception: {0}", exc.Message);

// Create a new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object from the persisted file.
    Console.WriteLine(msg2, savedCARIB);
    try {
        cib2 = CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder.CreateFromLdml( savedCARIB );
    catch (XmlException xe)
        Console.WriteLine("** XML validation exception: {0}", xe.Message);

// Display a property of the resonstituted custom culture.
    Console.WriteLine(msg3, cib2.CultureName);

// At this point you could call the Register method and make the reconstituted
// custom culture available to other applications. The mySavedCARIB.xml file
// remains on your computer.

This code example produces the following results:

The name of the original CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder is "x-en-US-sample".
Saving the custom culture to a file...
Reconstituting the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object from "mySavedCARIB.xml".
The name of the reconstituted CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder is "x-en-US-sample".


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Available since 2.0
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