CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder.Register CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder.Register CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder.Register CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder.Register Method

Definition

Persists the current CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object as a custom culture on the local computer and makes that culture available to applications. Requires administrative privileges.

public:
 void Register();
public void Register ();
member this.Register : unit -> unit
Public Sub Register ()

Exceptions

Examples

The following example demonstrates the Register method.

// This example demonstrates the System.Globalization.Culture-
// AndRegionInfoBuilder Register method.
// Compile this code example with a reference to sysglobl.dll.

using System;
using System.Globalization;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder cib = null;
    try 
    {
// Create a CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object named "x-en-US-sample".
    Console.WriteLine("Create and explore the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder...\n");
    cib = new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder(
                         "x-en-US-sample", CultureAndRegionModifiers.None);

// Populate the new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object with culture information.
    CultureInfo ci = new CultureInfo("en-US");
    cib.LoadDataFromCultureInfo(ci);

// Populate the new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object with region information.
    RegionInfo  ri = new RegionInfo("US");
    cib.LoadDataFromRegionInfo(ri);

// Display some of the properties of the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object.
    Console.WriteLine("CultureName:. . . . . . . . . . {0}", cib.CultureName);
    Console.WriteLine("CultureEnglishName: . . . . . . {0}", cib.CultureEnglishName);
    Console.WriteLine("CultureNativeName:. . . . . . . {0}", cib.CultureNativeName);
    Console.WriteLine("GeoId:. . . . . . . . . . . . . {0}", cib.GeoId);
    Console.WriteLine("IsMetric: . . . . . . . . . . . {0}", cib.IsMetric);
    Console.WriteLine("ISOCurrencySymbol:. . . . . . . {0}", cib.ISOCurrencySymbol);
    Console.WriteLine("RegionEnglishName:. . . . . . . {0}", cib.RegionEnglishName);
    Console.WriteLine("RegionName: . . . . . . . . . . {0}", cib.RegionName);
    Console.WriteLine("RegionNativeName: . . . . . . . {0}", cib.RegionNativeName);
    Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterISOLanguageName: . . {0}", cib.ThreeLetterISOLanguageName);
    Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterISORegionName: . . . {0}", cib.ThreeLetterISORegionName);
    Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName: {0}", cib.ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName);
    Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: . {0}", cib.ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName);
    Console.WriteLine("TwoLetterISOLanguageName: . . . {0}", cib.TwoLetterISOLanguageName);
    Console.WriteLine("TwoLetterISORegionName: . . . . {0}", cib.TwoLetterISORegionName);
    Console.WriteLine();

// Register the custom culture.
    Console.WriteLine("Register the custom culture...");
    cib.Register();

// Display some of the properties of the custom culture.
    Console.WriteLine("Create and explore the custom culture...\n");
    ci = new CultureInfo("x-en-US-sample");

    Console.WriteLine("Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . {0}", ci.Name);
    Console.WriteLine("EnglishName:. . . . . . . . . . {0}", ci.EnglishName);
    Console.WriteLine("NativeName: . . . . . . . . . . {0}", ci.NativeName);
    Console.WriteLine("TwoLetterISOLanguageName: . . . {0}", ci.TwoLetterISOLanguageName);
    Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterISOLanguageName: . . {0}", ci.ThreeLetterISOLanguageName);
    Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName: {0}", ci.ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName);

    Console.WriteLine("\nNote:\n" +
        "Use the example in the Unregister method topic to remove the custom culture.");
    }
    catch (Exception e)
    {
        Console.WriteLine(e);
    }
    }
}
/*
This code example produces the following results:

Create and explore the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder...

CultureName:. . . . . . . . . . x-en-US-sample
CultureEnglishName: . . . . . . English (United States)
CultureNativeName:. . . . . . . English (United States)
GeoId:. . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
IsMetric: . . . . . . . . . . . False
ISOCurrencySymbol:. . . . . . . USD
RegionEnglishName:. . . . . . . United States
RegionName: . . . . . . . . . . x-en-US-sample
RegionNativeName: . . . . . . . United States
ThreeLetterISOLanguageName: . . eng
ThreeLetterISORegionName: . . . USA
ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName: ENU
ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: . USA
TwoLetterISOLanguageName: . . . en
TwoLetterISORegionName: . . . . US

Register the custom culture...
Create and explore the custom culture...

Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . x-en-US-sample
EnglishName:. . . . . . . . . . English (United States)
NativeName: . . . . . . . . . . English (United States)
TwoLetterISOLanguageName: . . . en
ThreeLetterISOLanguageName: . . eng
ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName: ENU

Note:
Use the example in the Unregister method topic to remove the custom culture.

*/
' This example demonstrates the System.Globalization.Culture-
' AndRegionInfoBuilder Register method.
' Compile this code example with a reference to sysglobl.dll.

Imports System.Globalization

Class Sample
    Public Shared Sub Main() 
        Dim cib As CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder = Nothing
        Try
            ' Create a CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object named "x-en-US-sample".
            Console.WriteLine("Create and explore the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder..." & vbCrLf)
            cib = New CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder("x-en-US-sample", CultureAndRegionModifiers.None)
            
            ' Populate the new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object with culture information.
            Dim ci As New CultureInfo("en-US")
            cib.LoadDataFromCultureInfo(ci)
            
            ' Populate the new CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object with region information.
            Dim ri As New RegionInfo("US")
            cib.LoadDataFromRegionInfo(ri)
            
            ' Display some of the properties of the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder object.
            Console.WriteLine("CultureName:. . . . . . . . . . {0}", cib.CultureName)
            Console.WriteLine("CultureEnglishName: . . . . . . {0}", cib.CultureEnglishName)
            Console.WriteLine("CultureNativeName:. . . . . . . {0}", cib.CultureNativeName)
            Console.WriteLine("GeoId:. . . . . . . . . . . . . {0}", cib.GeoId)
            Console.WriteLine("IsMetric: . . . . . . . . . . . {0}", cib.IsMetric)
            Console.WriteLine("ISOCurrencySymbol:. . . . . . . {0}", cib.ISOCurrencySymbol)
            Console.WriteLine("RegionEnglishName:. . . . . . . {0}", cib.RegionEnglishName)
            Console.WriteLine("RegionName: . . . . . . . . . . {0}", cib.RegionName)
            Console.WriteLine("RegionNativeName: . . . . . . . {0}", cib.RegionNativeName)
            Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterISOLanguageName: . . {0}", cib.ThreeLetterISOLanguageName)
            Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterISORegionName: . . . {0}", cib.ThreeLetterISORegionName)
            Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName: {0}", cib.ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName)
            Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: . {0}", cib.ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName)
            Console.WriteLine("TwoLetterISOLanguageName: . . . {0}", cib.TwoLetterISOLanguageName)
            Console.WriteLine("TwoLetterISORegionName: . . . . {0}", cib.TwoLetterISORegionName)
            Console.WriteLine()
            
            ' Register the custom culture.
            Console.WriteLine("Register the custom culture...")
            cib.Register()
            
            ' Display some of the properties of the custom culture.
            Console.WriteLine("Create and explore the custom culture..." & vbCrLf)
            ci = New CultureInfo("x-en-US-sample")
            
            Console.WriteLine("Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . {0}", ci.Name)
            Console.WriteLine("EnglishName:. . . . . . . . . . {0}", ci.EnglishName)
            Console.WriteLine("NativeName: . . . . . . . . . . {0}", ci.NativeName)
            Console.WriteLine("TwoLetterISOLanguageName: . . . {0}", ci.TwoLetterISOLanguageName)
            Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterISOLanguageName: . . {0}", ci.ThreeLetterISOLanguageName)
            Console.WriteLine("ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName: {0}", ci.ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName)
            
            Console.WriteLine(vbCrLf & "Note:" & vbCrLf & "Use the example in the " & _
                              "Unregister method topic to remove the custom culture.")
        Catch e As Exception
            Console.WriteLine(e)
        End Try
    
    End Sub
End Class

'This code example produces the following results:
'
'Create and explore the CultureAndRegionInfoBuilder...
'
'CultureName:. . . . . . . . . . x-en-US-sample
'CultureEnglishName: . . . . . . English (United States)
'CultureNativeName:. . . . . . . English (United States)
'GeoId:. . . . . . . . . . . . . 244
'IsMetric: . . . . . . . . . . . False
'ISOCurrencySymbol:. . . . . . . USD
'RegionEnglishName:. . . . . . . United States
'RegionName: . . . . . . . . . . x-en-US-sample
'RegionNativeName: . . . . . . . United States
'ThreeLetterISOLanguageName: . . eng
'ThreeLetterISORegionName: . . . USA
'ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName: ENU
'ThreeLetterWindowsRegionName: . USA
'TwoLetterISOLanguageName: . . . en
'TwoLetterISORegionName: . . . . US
'
'Register the custom culture...
'Create and explore the custom culture...
'
'Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . x-en-US-sample
'EnglishName:. . . . . . . . . . English (United States)
'NativeName: . . . . . . . . . . English (United States)
'TwoLetterISOLanguageName: . . . en
'ThreeLetterISOLanguageName: . . eng
'ThreeLetterWindowsLanguageName: ENU
'
'Note:
'Use the example in the Unregister method topic to remove the custom culture.
'

Remarks

The Register method stores a custom culture as a file on the local computer, in the Globalization subdirectory of the directory returned by the Win32 GetWindowsDirectory function. This process is called registering the custom culture. After the custom culture is registered, a new custom culture can be created by specifying the culture name in a CultureInfo constructor or when calling the CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture method.

The custom culture can be removed by calling the Unregister method.

Applies to

See also