NumberFormatInfo.GetInstance Method

Gets the NumberFormatInfo object associated with the specified IFormatProvider object.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public Shared Function GetInstance ( _
    formatProvider As IFormatProvider _
) As NumberFormatInfo
public static NumberFormatInfo GetInstance(
    IFormatProvider formatProvider
)

Parameters

Return Value

Type: System.Globalization.NumberFormatInfo
The NumberFormatInfo object associated with the specified IFormatProvider object.

Remarks

This method uses the IFormatProvider.GetFormat method of formatProvider using NumberFormatInfo as the Type parameter. If formatProvider is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or if IFormatProvider.GetFormat returns nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), this method returns CurrentInfo.

Your application gets a NumberFormatInfo object for a specific culture using one of the following methods:

A NumberFormatInfo object is created only for the invariant culture or for specific cultures, not for neutral cultures. For more information about the invariant culture, specific cultures, and neutral cultures, see the CultureInfo class.

Version Information

Silverlight

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

Platforms

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