UmAlQuraCalendar.GetEra(DateTime) Method

Definition

Calculates the era in which a specified date occurs.

public:
 override int GetEra(DateTime time);
public override int GetEra (DateTime time);
override this.GetEra : DateTime -> int
Public Overrides Function GetEra (time As DateTime) As Integer

Parameters

time
DateTime

The date value to read.

Returns

Int32

Always returns the UmAlQuraEra value.

Exceptions

time is outside the range supported by this calendar.

Examples

The following example displays the values of several components of a date in the Um Al Qura calendar.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      DateTime date1 = new DateTime(2011, 4, 3, new GregorianCalendar());
      Calendar cal = new UmAlQuraCalendar();

      Console.WriteLine("{0:MMMM d, yyyy} in the Gregorian calendar is equivalent to:", date1);
      DisplayCalendarInfo(cal, date1);

      // Add 2 years and 10 months by calling UmAlQuraCalendar methods.
      date1 = cal.AddYears(date1, 2);
      date1 = cal.AddMonths(date1, 10);

      Console.WriteLine("After adding 2 years and 10 months in the {0} calendar,",
                        GetCalendarName(cal));
      Console.WriteLine("{0:MMMM d, yyyy} in the Gregorian calendar is equivalent to:", date1);
      DisplayCalendarInfo(cal, date1);
   }

   private static void DisplayCalendarInfo(Calendar cal, DateTime date1)
   {
      Console.WriteLine("   Calendar:   {0}", GetCalendarName(cal));
      Console.WriteLine("   Era:        {0}", cal.GetEra(date1));
      Console.WriteLine("   Year:       {0}", cal.GetYear(date1));
      Console.WriteLine("   Month:      {0}", cal.GetMonth(date1));
      Console.WriteLine("   DayOfYear:  {0}", cal.GetDayOfYear(date1));
      Console.WriteLine("   DayOfMonth: {0}", cal.GetDayOfMonth(date1));
      Console.WriteLine("   DayOfWeek:  {0}\n", cal.GetDayOfWeek(date1));
   }

   private static string GetCalendarName(Calendar cal)
   {
      return cal.ToString().Replace("System.Globalization.", "").
             Replace("Calendar", "");
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    April 3, 2011 in the Gregorian calendar is equivalent to:
//       Calendar:   UmAlQura
//       Era:        1
//       Year:       1432
//       Month:      4
//       DayOfYear:  118
//       DayOfMonth: 29
//       DayOfWeek:  Sunday
//
//    After adding 2 years and 10 months in the UmAlQura calendar,
//    January 1, 2014 in the Gregorian calendar is equivalent to:
//       Calendar:   UmAlQura
//       Era:        1
//       Year:       1435
//       Month:      2
//       DayOfYear:  59
//       DayOfMonth: 29
//       DayOfWeek:  Wednesday
Imports System.Globalization

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim date1 As Date = New Date(2011, 4, 3, New GregorianCalendar())
      Dim cal As New UmAlQuraCalendar()
      
      Console.WriteLine("{0:MMMM d, yyyy} in the Gregorian calendar is equivalent to:", date1)
      DisplayCalendarInfo(cal, date1)
            
      ' Add 2 years and 10 months by calling UmAlQuraCalendar methods.
      date1 = cal.AddYears(date1, 2)
      date1 = cal.AddMonths(date1, 10)       

      Console.WriteLine("After adding 2 years and 10 months in the {0} calendar,", 
                        GetCalendarName(cal))
      Console.WriteLine("{0:MMMM d, yyyy} in the Gregorian calendar is equivalent to:", date1)
      DisplayCalendarInfo(cal, date1)
   End Sub
   
   Private Sub DisplayCalendarInfo(cal As Calendar, date1 As Date)
      Console.WriteLine("   Calendar:   {0}", GetCalendarName(cal))    
      Console.WriteLine("   Era:        {0}", cal.GetEra(date1))
      Console.WriteLine("   Year:       {0}", cal.GetYear(date1))
      Console.WriteLine("   Month:      {0}", cal.GetMonth(date1))
      Console.WriteLine("   DayOfYear:  {0}", cal.GetDayOfYear(date1))
      Console.WriteLine("   DayOfMonth: {0}", cal.GetDayOfMonth(date1))
      Console.WriteLine("   DayOfWeek:  {0}", cal.GetDayOfWeek(date1))
      Console.WriteLine()
   End Sub
   
   Private Function GetCalendarName(cal As Calendar) As String
      Return cal.ToString().Replace("System.Globalization.", "").
             Replace("Calendar", "")   
   End Function
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'    April 3, 2011 in the Gregorian calendar is equivalent to:
'       Calendar:   UmAlQura
'       Era:        1
'       Year:       1432
'       Month:      4
'       DayOfYear:  118
'       DayOfMonth: 29
'       DayOfWeek:  Sunday
'    
'    After adding 2 years and 10 months in the UmAlQura calendar,
'    January 1, 2014 in the Gregorian calendar is equivalent to:
'       Calendar:   UmAlQura
'       Era:        1
'       Year:       1435
'       Month:      2
'       DayOfYear:  59
'       DayOfMonth: 29
'       DayOfWeek:  Wednesday

Remarks

The Um Al Qura calendar recognizes one era: A.H. (Latin "Anno Hegirae", which means "the year of the migration," in reference to the migration of Muhammad (PBUH) from Mecca).

Applies to