CultureNotFoundException - 3072 (0x0c00) is an invalid culture identifier RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm using

    Windows 10 64 bit operating system

    Visual Studio 2015.

    I am using English (Swaziland), “en-SZ”

    When I am running my program the current thread LCID is 3072.

    When I am trying to create new CultureInfo using current thread LCID 3072 (new CultureInfo(3072))

    I've got this error and I don't know how to solve it.

    Exception class: CultureNotFoundException

    Exception message:

    Culture is not supported.

    Parameter name: culture

    3072 (0x0c00) is an invalid culture identifier.

    How Do I solve this?

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 11:39 AM

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  • Hello, did you read the reason the exception was thrown (see link below)? Seems like the culture package is not available on the machine you are attempting to use it on. Where did you find the code? I don't see it in the list of available cultures for .NET

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    Tuesday, September 5, 2017 12:39 PM
  • Hello roypentagon,

    For CultureInfo.LCID Property , you will find some information from there.

    In most cases, the culture identifier is mapped to the corresponding NLS locale identifier.

    Almost all of the new locales in Windows are not assigned explicit LCIDs ,because there is not enough "room" for the thousands of languages in hundreds of countries problem. They all get assigned some certain LCID value.

    For your case , my suggestion is changing LCID to name , The following is my testing code:

    int LCID=0;
                string Name="";
                foreach (CultureInfo cultureInfo in CultureInfo.GetCultures(CultureTypes.AllCultures)) {
                    if (cultureInfo.Name == "en-SZ") {
                        Console.WriteLine(cultureInfo.LCID + "-------------" + cultureInfo.Name);
                        LCID = cultureInfo.LCID;
                        Name = cultureInfo.Name;
                foreach (CultureInfo cultureInfo in CultureInfo.GetCultures(CultureTypes.AllCultures))
                    if (cultureInfo.LCID == 3072)
                        Console.WriteLine(cultureInfo.LCID + "-------------" + cultureInfo.Name);
                CultureInfo culture1 = new CultureInfo(Name);
                CultureInfo culture2 = new CultureInfo(LCID);

    Best regards,


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    Wednesday, September 6, 2017 9:18 AM