DateTimeFormatInfo.SortableDateTimePattern DateTimeFormatInfo.SortableDateTimePattern DateTimeFormatInfo.SortableDateTimePattern DateTimeFormatInfo.SortableDateTimePattern Property

Definition

Gets the custom format string for a sortable date and time value.

public:
 property System::String ^ SortableDateTimePattern { System::String ^ get(); };
public string SortableDateTimePattern { get; }
member this.SortableDateTimePattern : string
Public ReadOnly Property SortableDateTimePattern As String

Property Value

The custom format string for a sortable date and time value.

Examples

The following example displays the value of SortableDateTimePattern for a few cultures.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Globalization;
void PrintPattern( String^ myCulture )
{
   CultureInfo^ MyCI = gcnew CultureInfo( myCulture,false );
   DateTimeFormatInfo^ myDTFI = MyCI->DateTimeFormat;
   Console::WriteLine( " {0} {1}", myCulture, myDTFI->SortableDateTimePattern );
}

int main()
{
   
   // Displays the values of the pattern properties.
   Console::WriteLine( " CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE" );
   PrintPattern( "en-US" );
   PrintPattern( "ja-JP" );
   PrintPattern( "fr-FR" );
}

/*
This code produces the following output.

CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE
en-US     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss
ja-JP     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss
fr-FR     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss

*/
using System;
using System.Globalization;


public class SamplesDTFI  {

   public static void Main()  {

      // Displays the values of the pattern properties.
      Console.WriteLine( " CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE" );
      PrintPattern( "en-US" );
      PrintPattern( "ja-JP" );
      PrintPattern( "fr-FR" );

   }

   public static void PrintPattern( String myCulture )  {

      DateTimeFormatInfo myDTFI = new CultureInfo( myCulture, false ).DateTimeFormat;
      Console.WriteLine( "  {0}     {1}", myCulture, myDTFI.SortableDateTimePattern );

   }

}

/*
This code produces the following output.

 CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE
  en-US     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss
  ja-JP     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss
  fr-FR     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss

*/
Imports System
Imports System.Globalization

Public Class SamplesDTFI

   Public Shared Sub Main()

      ' Displays the values of the pattern properties.
      Console.WriteLine(" CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE")
      PrintPattern("en-US")
      PrintPattern("ja-JP")
      PrintPattern("fr-FR")

   End Sub 'Main

   Public Shared Sub PrintPattern(myCulture As [String])

      Dim myDTFI As DateTimeFormatInfo = New CultureInfo(myCulture, False).DateTimeFormat
      Console.WriteLine("  {0}     {1}", myCulture, myDTFI.SortableDateTimePattern)

   End Sub 'PrintPattern 

End Class 'SamplesDTFI

'This code produces the following output.
'
' CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE
'  en-US     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss
'  ja-JP     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss
'  fr-FR     yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss
'

Remarks

The SortableDateTimePattern property defines the culture-specific format of date strings that are returned by calls to the DateTime.ToString and DateTimeOffset.ToString methods and by composite format strings that are supplied the "s" standard format string.

The format string returned by the SortableDateTimePattern property reflects a defined standard (ISO 8601), and the property is read-only. Therefore, it is always the same, regardless of the culture. The custom format string is "yyyy'-'MM'-'dd'T'HH':'mm':'ss".

Applies to

See Also