DateTimeFormatInfo.PMDesignator Property

Definition

Gets or sets the string designator for hours that are "post meridiem" (after noon).

public string PMDesignator { get; set; }
Property Value

The string designator for hours that are "post meridiem" (after noon). The default for InvariantInfo is "PM".

Exceptions

The property is being set to null.

The property is being set and the DateTimeFormatInfo object is read-only.

Remarks

The PMDesignator property is used for all times from 12:00:00 (noon) to 23:59:59.999.

If the custom pattern includes the format pattern "tt" and the time is after noon, DateTime.ToString displays the value of PMDesignator in place of the "tt" in the format pattern. If the custom pattern includes the format pattern "t", only the first character of PMDesignator is displayed. Your application should use "tt" for languages for which it is necessary to maintain the distinction between AM and PM. An example is Japanese, for which the AM and PM designators differ in the second character instead of the first character.

For cultures that do not use a PM designator, this property returns an empty string.

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