How to set Cookie.Expire time?

Posted on 2004-08-05
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hoi all...
I have trouble with the following code:
                  DateTime dtNow = DateTime.Now;
                  TimeSpan tsMinute = new TimeSpan(365, 0, 0, 0);
                  HttpCookie myCookie = new HttpCookie(cookieName);
                  myCookie.Expires = dtNow + tsMinute;
                  myCookie["memberID"] = iMemberID.ToString();
                  myCookie["memberNick"] = sMemberNick;
                  myCookie["memberPassword"] = sMemberPassword;
Now I check, what the expire time for the cookie is:
                  myCookie = inPage.Request.Cookies[cookieName];
                  Response.Write("this cookie expires: "+myCookie.Expires);
I always get:
01.01.0001 00:00:00

The idea how to set the cookie is taken from here:

Can someone tell me how I tell my cookie to life for 365 days from now?

Thank you.
Question by:Smoerble
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ID: 11725181

Author Comment

ID: 11725261
This contains
DateTime dtExpiry = DateTime.Now.AddDays(iDaysToExpire);
Response.Cookies[cookiename].Expires =dtExpiry;
I did that too, same result as above: expire time seems not to be correct.
Any other idea?

Author Comment

ID: 11725364
I checked what the browser says about the cookie:
the date is set correctly... so the question is, why doesn't it display the correct date in my code?
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NipNFriar_Tuck earned 150 total points
ID: 11727243
Hmmm... I am wondering if you are cheking your cookie after another page hit?  If you are checking your cookie after setting it you are looking at the wrong object.  You set your cookie on Response and check on Request.  Also, if cookies are turned off on the browser then this may happen.

Accepted Solution

s_sansanwal earned 350 total points
ID: 11732548

Author Comment

ID: 11738452
Ok, as stated in
the cookie does not send back the correct dateTime when using ....Expires.
Thank you.

If anybody has any other idea, please feel free to share ;)

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