CalendarAlgorithmType Enum

Definition

Specifies whether a calendar is solar-based, lunar-based, or lunisolar-based.

public enum class CalendarAlgorithmType
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(true)]
public enum CalendarAlgorithmType
type CalendarAlgorithmType = 
Public Enum CalendarAlgorithmType
Inheritance
CalendarAlgorithmType
Attributes

Fields

LunarCalendar 2

A lunar-based calendar.

LunisolarCalendar 3

A lunisolar-based calendar.

SolarCalendar 1

A solar-based calendar.

Unknown 0

An unknown calendar basis.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the AlgorithmType property and the CalendarAlgorithmType enumeration.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Globalization;

namespace CalendarTypeExample
{
    static void Display(Calendar^ genericCalendar)
    {
        String^ calendarName = 
            genericCalendar->ToString()->PadRight(50, '.');
        Console::WriteLine("{0} {1}", calendarName, genericCalendar->GetType());
    }
}

int main() 
{
    GregorianCalendar^ gregorianCalendar = gcnew GregorianCalendar();
    HijriCalendar^ hijriCalendar = gcnew HijriCalendar();
    JapaneseLunisolarCalendar^ japaneseCalendar = 
        gcnew JapaneseLunisolarCalendar();
    CalendarTypeExample::Display(gregorianCalendar);
    CalendarTypeExample::Display(hijriCalendar);
    CalendarTypeExample::Display(japaneseCalendar);
    return 0;
}

/* This code example produces the following output.

System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar............ System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar
System.Globalization.HijriCalendar................ System.Globalization.HijriCalendar
System.Globalization.JapaneseLunisolarCalendar.... System.Globalization.JapaneseLunisolarCalendar

*/
// This example demonstrates the Calendar.AlgorithmType property and
// CalendarAlgorithmType enumeration.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    GregorianCalendar grCal = new GregorianCalendar();
    HijriCalendar     hiCal = new HijriCalendar();
    JapaneseLunisolarCalendar 
                      jaCal = new JapaneseLunisolarCalendar();
    Display(grCal);
    Display(hiCal);
    Display(jaCal);
    }

    static void Display(Calendar c)
    {
    string name = c.ToString().PadRight(50, '.');
    Console.WriteLine("{0} {1}", name, c.AlgorithmType);
    }
}
/*
This code example produces the following results:

System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar............ SolarCalendar
System.Globalization.HijriCalendar................ LunarCalendar
System.Globalization.JapaneseLunisolarCalendar.... LunisolarCalendar

*/
' This example demonstrates the Calendar.AlgorithmType property and
' CalendarAlgorithmType enumeration.
Imports System.Globalization

Class Sample
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim grCal As New GregorianCalendar()
      Dim hiCal As New HijriCalendar()
      Dim jaCal As New JapaneseLunisolarCalendar()
      Display(grCal)
      Display(hiCal)
      Display(jaCal)
   End Sub
   
   Shared Sub Display(c As Calendar)
      Dim name As String = c.ToString().PadRight(50, "."c)
      Console.WriteLine("{0} {1}", name, c.AlgorithmType)
   End Sub
End Class
'
'This code example produces the following results:
'
'System.Globalization.GregorianCalendar............ SolarCalendar
'System.Globalization.HijriCalendar................ LunarCalendar
'System.Globalization.JapaneseLunisolarCalendar.... LunisolarCalendar
'

Remarks

A date calculation for a particular calendar depends on whether the calendar is solar-based, lunar-based, or lunisolar-based. For example, the GregorianCalendar, JapaneseCalendar, and JulianCalendar classes are solar-based, the HijriCalendar and UmAlQuraCalendar classes are lunar-based,.and the HebrewCalendar and JapaneseLunisolarCalendar classes are lunisolar-based, thus using solar calculations for the year and lunar calculations for the month and day.

A CalendarAlgorithmType value, which is returned by a calendar member such as the Calendar.AlgorithmType property, specifies the foundation for a particular calendar.

Applies to