System.Globalization Namespace

The System.Globalization namespace contains classes that define culture-related information, including language, country/region, calendars in use, format patterns for dates, currency, and numbers, and sort order for strings. These classes are useful for writing globalized (internationalized) applications. Classes such as StringInfo and TextInfo provide advanced globalization functionalities, including surrogate support and text element processing.

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Classes

TypeReason
Calendar

Represents time in divisions, such as weeks, months, and years.

CalendarAlgorithmType

Specifies whether a calendar is solar-based, lunar-based, or lunisolar-based.

CalendarWeekRule

Defines different rules for determining the first week of the year.

CharUnicodeInfo

Retrieves information about a Unicode character. This class cannot be inherited.

ChineseLunisolarCalendar

Represents time in divisions, such as months, days, and years. Years are calculated using the Chinese calendar, while days and months are calculated using the lunisolar calendar.

CompareInfo

Implements a set of methods for culture-sensitive string comparisons.

CompareOptions

Defines the string comparison options to use with CompareInfo.

CultureInfoRepresents locale information used by all culture dependendent types and methods.
CultureNotFoundException

The exception thrown when a method is invoked which attempts to construct a culture that is not available on the machine.

CultureTypes

Defines the types of culture lists that can be retrieved using the CultureInfo.GetCultures(CultureTypes) method.

DateTimeFormatInfo

Provides culture-specific information about the format of date and time values.

DateTimeStyles

Defines the formatting options that customize string parsing for some date and time parsing methods.

DaylightTime

Defines the period of daylight saving time.

DigitShapes

Specifies the culture-specific display of digits.

EastAsianLunisolarCalendar

Represents a calendar that divides time into months, days, years, and eras, and has dates that are based on cycles of the sun and the moon.

GregorianCalendar

Represents the Gregorian calendar.

GregorianCalendarTypes

Defines the different language versions of the Gregorian calendar.

HebrewCalendar

Represents the Hebrew calendar.

HijriCalendar

Represents the Hijri calendar.

IdnMapping

Supports the use of non-ASCII characters for Internet domain names. This class cannot be inherited.

JapaneseCalendar

Represents the Japanese calendar.

JapaneseLunisolarCalendar

Represents time in divisions, such as months, days, and years. Years are calculated as for the Japanese calendar, while days and months are calculated using the lunisolar calendar.

JulianCalendar

Represents the Julian calendar.

KoreanCalendar

Represents the Korean calendar.

KoreanLunisolarCalendar

Represents time in divisions, such as months, days, and years. Years are calculated using the Gregorian calendar, while days and months are calculated using the lunisolar calendar.

NumberFormatInfo

Provides culture-specific information for formatting and parsing numeric values.

NumberStyles

Determines the styles permitted in numeric string arguments that are passed to the Parse and TryParse methods of the integral and floating-point numeric types.

PersianCalendar

Represents the Persian calendar.

RegionInfo

Contains information about the country/region.

SortKey

Represents the result of mapping a string to its sort key.

StringInfo

Provides functionality to split a string into text elements and to iterate through those text elements.

TaiwanCalendar

the Taiwan calendar.

TaiwanLunisolarCalendar

Represents the Taiwan lunisolar calendar. As for the Taiwan calendar, years are calculated using the Gregorian calendar, while days and months are calculated using the lunisolar calendar.

TextElementEnumerator

Enumerates the text elements of a string.

TextInfo

Defines text properties and behaviors, such as casing, that are specific to a writing system.

ThaiBuddhistCalendar

Represents the Thai Buddhist calendar.

TimeSpanStyles

Defines the formatting options that customize string parsing for the erload:System.TimeSpan.ParseExact and erload:System.TimeSpan.TryParseExact methods.

UmAlQuraCalendar

Represents the Saudi Hijri (Um Al Qura) calendar.

UnicodeCategory

Defines the Unicode category of a character.