DateTimeFormatInfo.GetInstance(IFormatProvider) Method

Definition

Returns the DateTimeFormatInfo object associated with the specified IFormatProvider.

public:
 static System::Globalization::DateTimeFormatInfo ^ GetInstance(IFormatProvider ^ provider);
public static System.Globalization.DateTimeFormatInfo GetInstance (IFormatProvider provider);
static member GetInstance : IFormatProvider -> System.Globalization.DateTimeFormatInfo
Public Shared Function GetInstance (provider As IFormatProvider) As DateTimeFormatInfo

Parameters

provider
IFormatProvider

The IFormatProvider that gets the DateTimeFormatInfo object.

-or-

null to get CurrentInfo.

Returns

Remarks

This method uses the IFormatProvider.GetFormat method of formatProvider using an DateTimeFormatInfo object as the Type parameter. If formatProvider is null or if IFormatProvider.GetFormat returns null, this method returns CurrentInfo.

Your application can get a DateTimeFormatInfo object for a specific culture using one of the following methods:

A DateTimeFormatInfo object can be created only for the invariant culture or for specific cultures, not for neutral cultures.

For more information about the invariant culture, specific cultures, and neutral cultures, see the CultureInfo class description.

Applies to

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