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DateTimeFormatInfo.AbbreviatedMonthNames Property

Gets or sets a one-dimensional array of type String containing the culture-specific abbreviated names of the months.

[Visual Basic]
Public Property AbbreviatedMonthNames As String ()
public string[] AbbreviatedMonthNames {get; set;}
public: __property String* get_AbbreviatedMonthNames();
public: __property void set_AbbreviatedMonthNames(String* __gc[]);
public function get AbbreviatedMonthNames() : String[];
public function set AbbreviatedMonthNames(String[]);

Property Value

A one-dimensional array of type String containing the culture-specific abbreviated names of the months. In a 12-month calendar, the 13th element of the array is an empty string. The array for InvariantInfo contains "Jan", "Feb", "Mar", "Apr", "May", "Jun", "Jul", "Aug", "Sep", "Oct", "Nov", "Dec", and "".


Exception Type Condition
ArgumentNullException The property is being set to a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
ArgumentException The property is being set to an array that is multidimensional or whose length is not exactly 13.
InvalidOperationException The property is being set and the DateTimeFormatInfo is read-only.


If setting this property, the array must be one-dimensional and must have exactly 13 elements. Calendar objects accommodate calendars with 13 months.

If the custom pattern includes the format pattern "MMM", DateTime.ToString displays the value of AbbreviatedMonthNames in place of the "MMM" in the format pattern.

This property is affected if the value of the Calendar property changes. If the selected Calendar does not support abbreviated month names, the array contains the full month names.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework, Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) Standard

See Also

DateTimeFormatInfo Class | DateTimeFormatInfo Members | System.Globalization Namespace | AbbreviatedDayNames | MonthNames | GetAbbreviatedMonthName

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