Thread.CurrentUICulture Property

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

Gets or sets the current culture used by the Resource Manager to look up culture-specific resources at run time.

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


Public Property CurrentUICulture As CultureInfo
public CultureInfo CurrentUICulture { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Globalization..::.CultureInfo
The current culture.


Exception Condition

The property is set to nullNothingnullptra null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The property is set to a culture that cannot be used to locate a resource file.


The CultureInfo returned by this property can be a neutral culture. Use the CultureInfo constructor to get a specific culture, or use the CurrentCulture property.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

See Also


Thread Class

System.Threading Namespace

Other Resources

Creating Globally Aware Applications