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Posted on 2004-10-21
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I have a string  01012004  which is in format ddmmyyyy


i want to format it so it can be converted to a valide date

I'm trying but doesn't work??

strInDate = string.Format(strInDate,"{0:##/##/####}");  
strOutDate = DateTime.Parse(strInDate);

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Question by:rourkas1
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    DateTime dtInput = DateTime.ParseExact(sDate, "ddMMyyyy", System.Globalization.CultureInfo.InvariantCulture.DateTimeFormat);
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    by:nitrogenx
    outDate = inDate.Substring(0, 2) + "/" + inDate.Substring(2, 2) + "/" + inDate.Substring(4);

    or

    outDate = DateTime.ParseExact(date, "ddMMyyyy",
             System.Globalization.CultureInfo.InvariantCulture.DateTimeFormat).ToShortDateString();
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