CultureInfo.GetFormat(Type) CultureInfo.GetFormat(Type) CultureInfo.GetFormat(Type) CultureInfo.GetFormat(Type) Method

Definition

Gets an object that defines how to format the specified type.

public:
 virtual System::Object ^ GetFormat(Type ^ formatType);
public virtual object GetFormat (Type formatType);
abstract member GetFormat : Type -> obj
override this.GetFormat : Type -> obj
Public Overridable Function GetFormat (formatType As Type) As Object
Parameters
formatType
Type Type Type Type

The Type for which to get a formatting object. This method only supports the NumberFormatInfo and DateTimeFormatInfo types.

Returns

The value of the NumberFormat property, which is a NumberFormatInfo containing the default number format information for the current CultureInfo, if formatType is the Type object for the NumberFormatInfo class.

-or-

The value of the DateTimeFormat property, which is a DateTimeFormatInfo containing the default date and time format information for the current CultureInfo, if formatType is the Type object for the DateTimeFormatInfo class.

-or-

null, if formatType is any other object.

Implements

Remarks

GetFormat implements IFormatProvider.GetFormat.

NumberFormatInfo provides the culture-specific numeric format used in conjunction with the Format methods in the base data types. DateTimeFormatInfo controls how the date and time values are formatted for a specific culture.

Applies to

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