Visual Basic Scripting Edition  

GetLocale Function

Returns the current locale ID value.



A locale is a set of user preference information related to the user's language, country/region, and cultural conventions. The locale determines such things as keyboard layout, alphabetic sort order, as well as date, time, number, and currency formats.

The return value can be any of the 32-bit values shown in the Locale ID chart:

The following example illustrates the use of the GetLocale function. To use this code, paste the entire example between the <BODY> tags of a standard HTML page.

Enter Date in UK format: <input type="text" id="UKDate" size="20"><p>
Here's the US equivalent: <input type="text" id="USdate" size="20"><p>
<input type="button" value="Convert" id="button1"><p>
Enter a price in German: &nbsp; <input type="text" id="GermanNumber" size="20">
Here's the UK equivalent: <input type="text" id="USNumber" size="20"><p>
<input type="button" value="Convert" id="button2"><p>

<script language="vbscript">
Dim currentLocale
' Get the current locale
currentLocale = GetLocale

Sub Button1_onclick
  Dim original
  original = SetLocale("en-gb")
  mydate = CDate(UKDate.value)
  ' IE always sets the locale to US English so use the
  ' currentLocale variable to set the locale to US English
  original = SetLocale(currentLocale)
  USDate.value = FormatDateTime(mydate,vbShortDate)
End Sub

Sub button2_onclick
  Dim original
  original = SetLocale("de")
  myvalue = CCur(GermanNumber.value)
  original = SetLocale("en-gb")
  USNumber.value = FormatCurrency(myvalue)
End Sub


See Also

SetLocale Function | Locale ID (LCID) Chart