DateTimeFormatInfo.GetEraName Method

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Returns the string containing the name of the specified era.

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

public string GetEraName(
	int era


Type: System.Int32
The integer representing the era.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string containing the name of the era.


era does not represent a valid era in the calendar specified in the Calendar property.

The era name is the name a calendar uses to refer to a period of time reckoned from a fixed point or event. For example, "A.D." or "C.E." is the current era in the Gregorian calendar.

An array that contains the valid values for era is returned by the Eras property of the appropriate class derived from Calendar. For example, the JapaneseCalendar.Eras property returns a list of eras that are supported by this implementation.

Notes to Callers

If DateTimeFormatInfo.Calendar is the TaiwanCalendar but the Thread.CurrentCulture is not "zh-TW", then GetEraName and GetAbbreviatedEraName return an empty string ("").

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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