DateTimeFormatInfo.LongTimePattern Property

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Gets or sets the custom format string for a long time value, which is associated with the "T" standard format string.

Namespace: System.Globalization
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Syntax

Public Property LongTimePattern As String
public string LongTimePattern { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System..::.String
The custom format string for a long time value, which is associated with the "T" standard format string.

Exceptions

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

An attempt was made to set the property to nullNothingnullptra null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

InvalidOperationException

The DateTimeFormatInfo object is read-only.

Examples

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

Imports System.Globalization

Public Class Example
   Public Shared Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)
      ' Displays the values of the pattern properties.
      outputBlock.Text &= " CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE" & vbCrLf
      PrintPattern(outputBlock, "en-US")
      PrintPattern(outputBlock, "ar-EG")
      PrintPattern(outputBlock, "fr-FR")
   End Sub 

   Public Shared Sub PrintPattern(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock, ByVal myCulture As [String])
      Dim myDTFI As DateTimeFormatInfo = New CultureInfo(myCulture).DateTimeFormat
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("  {0}     {1}", myCulture, myDTFI.LongTimePattern) & vbCrLf
   End Sub
End Class
' This example displays the following output:
'     CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE
'      en-US     h:mm:ss tt
'      ar-EG     hh:mm:ss tt
'      fr-FR     HH:mm:ss
using System;
using System.Globalization;

public class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      // Displays the values of the pattern properties.
      outputBlock.Text += " CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE" + "\n";
      PrintPattern(outputBlock, "en-US");
      PrintPattern(outputBlock, "ar-EG");
      PrintPattern(outputBlock, "fr-FR");
   }

   public static void PrintPattern(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock, String myCulture)
   {
      DateTimeFormatInfo myDTFI = new CultureInfo(myCulture).DateTimeFormat;
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("  {0}     {1}", myCulture, myDTFI.LongTimePattern) + "\n";
   }
}
/*
This example produces the following output.
//     CULTURE    PROPERTY VALUE
//      en-US     h:mm:ss tt
//      ar-EG     hh:mm:ss tt
//      fr-FR     HH:mm:ss
*/

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Platforms

Windows Phone

See Also

Reference

DateTimeFormatInfo Class

System.Globalization Namespace