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Need to convert integer to month name (English and French) in VB.Net

Hi,

I need to convert a month integer into a month name, for both French and English, in VB.Net.

I would prefer to use some type of included Globalization parameters (such as CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("fr-FR")) to do the conversion, rather than doing a "select case" and just listing all the month names in every language - since I may add a 3rd language soon to my site and want to keep my code clean.

For instance to format dates, I am currently using:

FrenchDate = mydatetime.ToString("dddd, 'le ' d MMMM yyyy, ' à ' h'h'mm", CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture("fr-FR"))

... but I cannot seem to find an equivalent I can use for an integer.

My integers are not preceeded by zeros (ie: they are 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12) and I would like the full month name (ie: January or Janvier)

Thanks, Peter
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It works ! Here is my final solution:

Function Monthonly(monthnumber as Integer) as String
        
        Dim French As New System.Globalization.CultureInfo("fr-FR")
        Dim English As New System.Globalization.CultureInfo("en-US")
        
        Dim dt As New DateTime(DateTime.Today.Year, monthnumber, 1)

        If Session("lang") = "english" Then
            Monthonly = dt.ToString("MMMM", English)
        else
            Monthonly = dt.ToString("MMMM", French)
        End If

End Function

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