DateTimeFormatInfo.GetEraName Method

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Returns the string containing the name of the specified era.

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


Public Function GetEraName ( _
    era As Integer _
) As String
public string GetEraName(
    int era


Return Value

Type: System.String
A string containing the name of the era.


Exception Condition

era does not represent a valid era in the calendar specified in the Calendar property.


The era name is the name a calendar uses to refer to a period of time reckoned from a fixed point or event. For example, "A.D." or "C.E." is the current era in the Gregorian calendar.

An array that contains the valid values for era is returned by the Eras property of the appropriate class derived from Calendar. For example, the JapaneseCalendar.Eras property returns a list of eras that are supported by this implementation.

Notes to Callers

If DateTimeFormatInfo.Calendar is the TaiwanCalendar but the Thread.CurrentCulture is not "zh-TW", then GetEraName and GetAbbreviatedEraName return an empty string ("").

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.