format date dd-mmm-yyyy in .NET

I want to convert a date from dd-mm-yyyy format to dd-mmm-yyyy in .NET

eg

dim strdate as string
strdate = 02-04-2006

i want strdate to be 02-APR-2006

how do i do this.

thank you
pratikshahseAsked:
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Arthur_WoodCommented:
dim strDate as new DateTime(2006, 4,2)

MessageBox.Show("The Date is " & strDate.ToString("dd-MMM-yyyy"))

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pratikshahseAuthor Commented:
this is what i have

dim strdate as new datetime

strdate = Request.Form("txtstdate")  -----> This is coming from a datepicker on placed on my webform in the format of dd-mm-yyyy
strdate  = strdate.tostring("dd-MMM-yyyy")

this does not do anything. the date still remains in the format of 02-4-2006. instead i want it to be 02-APR-2006.
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FocusynCommented:
You're using a string format provider and passing a string value to a datetime object, causing an implicit cast; have you tried instantiating a string and then using same code?  i.e.:

dim strdate as new datetime

strdate = Request.Form("txtstdate")
Dim strformatteddate as String  = strdate.tostring("dd-MMM-yyyy")


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Uday EthirajuluCTOCommented:
Hi,
         Its simplest solution is

         MessageBox.Show(strDt.ToString("dd-mmm-yy"))


Regards,
Uday
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