Globalization preferences sample
Shows how to use the Windows.System.UserProfile.GlobalizationPreferences class to obtain the user's globalization preferences. In addition, it shows how to use the GeographicRegion and Language classes in the Windows.Globalization namespace in order to display language and geographic region characteristics..
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Several user preferences related to globalization settings are available in the Windows.System.UserProfile namespace. The GlobalizationPreferences class provides specific methods for accessing the following user preferences:
- Language list (Languages).
- Geographic region (HomeGeographicRegion).
- Calendar system and settings (Calendars).
- Clock (Clocks).
- First day of the week (WeekStartsOn).
The GeographicRegion class also enables the caller to obtain details about a given geographic region or language.
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