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Globalization

As of R1 2017 RadCalendar supports the following .NET Framework calendar implementations:

  • ChineseLunisolarCalendar, which represents the Chinese lunisolar calendar.

  • GregorianCalendar, which represents the Gregorian calendar. This calendar is further divided into subtypes (such as Arabic and Middle East French) that are defined by the System.Globalization.GregorianCalendarTypes enumeration. The GregorianCalendar.CalendarType property specifies the subtype of the Gregorian calendar.

  • HebrewCalendar, which represents the Hebrew calendar.

  • HijriCalendar, which represents the Hijri calendar.

  • JapaneseCalendar, which represents the Japanese calendar.

  • JapaneseLunisolarCalendar, which represents the Japanese lunisolar calendar.

  • JulianCalendar, which represents the Julian calendar.

  • KoreanCalendar, which represents the Korean calendar.

  • KoreanLunisolarCalendar, which represents the Korean lunisolar calendar.

  • PersianCalendar, which represents the Persian calendar.

  • TaiwanCalendar, which represents the Taiwan calendar.

  • TaiwanLunisolarCalendar, which represents the Taiwan lunisolar calendar.

  • ThaiBuddhistCalendar, which represents the Thai Buddhist calendar.

  • UmAlQuraCalendar, which represents the Um Al Qura calendar.

You can set the default calendar for the whole application or for a specific RadCalendar instance as demonstrated in Example 1 and Example 2.

Example 1: Setting the default calendar application-wide

    CultureInfo arSA = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("ar-SA");
    Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture = arSA;
    Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture = arSA;
    arSA.DateTimeFormat.Calendar = new HijriCalendar();
    Dim arSA As CultureInfo = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("ar-SA")
    Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture = arSA
    Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture = arSA
    arSA.DateTimeFormat.Calendar = New HijriCalendar()

Example 2: Setting the calendar for a specific RadCalendar instance

    CultureInfo arSA = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("ar-SA");
    arSA.DateTimeFormat.Calendar = new HijriCalendar();
    calendar.Culture = arSA;
    Dim arSA As CultureInfo = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("ar-SA")
    arSA.DateTimeFormat.Calendar = New HijriCalendar()
    calendar.Culture = arSA

Figure 1 demonstrates the final result:

Figure 1: Hijri calendar

Hijri calendar

For more information on how to use the calendar classes when working with date values, please read the following MSDN article.

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