Get Locale From SPWeb URL

So I was working today on a some code where I was passing in the URL as a parameter and needed to harvest the locale so that I could get the culture information, the WebPart was going to be involved with a geo-deployment. Here is the code to accomplish that:


public static CultureInfo GetLocale(string url)
SPWeb web = GetWeb(url);
CultureInfo locale = web.Locale;
return locale;


Notice that you should take into account of disposing of the relevant objects that you are using!

The helper method that you see in the above is just a static wrapper that is called when I want to return a SharePoint Web, as opposed to having to re-code it each time. I keep it in a generic class library.


public static SPWeb GetWeb(string url)
SPSite site = new SPSite(url);
return site.OpenWeb();


Happy geo-developing (that should be a word).



  1. Dmitry says:

    Adam, can you tell me pls,what is the difference between web.close() and web.dispose() methods, and why did you used BOTH of them?

  2. Adam Buenz says:

    Couldn’t tell you, I don’t know why I just didn’t put it in a using statement. I musta been drunk or something.

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