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Get-UICulture

JuanPablo Jofre|Last Updated: 11/17/2016
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SYNOPSIS

Gets the current user interface (UI) culture settings in the operating system.

SYNTAX

Get-UICulture [<CommonParameters>]

DESCRIPTION

The Get-UICulture cmdlet gets information about the current UI culture settings for Windows. The UI culture determines which text strings are used for user interface elements, such as menus and messages.

You can also use the Get-Culture cmdlet, which gets the current culture on the system. The culture determines the display format of items such as numbers, currency, and dates.

EXAMPLES

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 1 --------------------------

PS C:\>get-uiculture

This command gets the current UI culture information.

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 2 --------------------------

PS C:\>get-uiculture | format-list *

This command displays the values of all of the properties of the current UI culture in a list.

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 3 --------------------------

PS C:\>(get-uiculture).calendar

This command displays the current values for the Calendar property of the current UI culture. Calendar is just one property of UI culture. To see all of the properties, type "get-uiculture | get-member".

-------------------------- EXAMPLE 4 --------------------------

PS C:\>(get-uiculture).datetimeformat.shortdatepattern

This command displays the short date pattern for the current UI culture. To see all of the subproperties of the DateTimeFormat property of the UI culture, type "(get-uiculture).datetimeformat | gm".

PARAMETERS

CommonParameters

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -InformationAction, -InformationVariable, -OutVariable, -OutBuffer, -PipelineVariable, -Verbose, -WarningAction, and -WarningVariable. For more information, see about_CommonParameters (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=113216).

INPUTS

None

You cannot pipe input to this cmdlet.

OUTPUTS

System.Globalization.CultureInfo, Microsoft.PowerShell.VistaCultureInfo

Get-UICulture returns an object that represents the current UI culture. In Windows PowerShell 3.0, it returns a CultureInfo object. In Windows PowerShell 2.0, it returns a VistaCultureInfo object.

NOTES

  • You can also use the $PsCulture and $PsUICulture variables. The $PsCulture variable stores the name of the current culture, and the $PsUICulture variable stores the name of the current UI culture.

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