CultureInfo.ToString Method

Returns a string containing the name of the current CultureInfo object in the format "languagecode-country/regioncode".

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


Public Overrides Function ToString As String
public override string ToString()

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string containing the name of the current CultureInfo.


This method overrides Object.ToString. It returns a normalized version of the value that was passed to the CultureInfo class constructor when the object was instantiated. (The string is normalized so that, regardless of the case of the string passed to the constructor, the language component of the returned string is lowercase and the country/region component of the returned string is uppercase.)

The predefined CultureInfo names are listed in the CultureInfo class topic.

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.