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Create a Method to convert dates

Posted on 2006-07-17
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Hi there,

I have multiple fields that I will want to convert to a specific date format but I don't want to have to retype all of the code over and over so I'd like to create a Method that I can pass the field into which would convert it.

Right now I have

string strDate = line.Substring(296,8);
DateTime MyDate = DateTime.ParseExact(strDate,"yyyyMMdd",CultureInfo.CurrentCulture);
polDS.Policy[0].DEPARTUREDATE = MyDate.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy");

Is there a way to create a method that I could pass in strDate so that it's converted? That way I can just call the method for each substring that I need converted.

ConvertDate(line.Substring(296,8);

Thank you


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Hi boukaka,

public DateTime convertDate( string strDate )
{
  DateTime MyDate = DateTime.ParseExact(strDate,"yyyyMMdd",CultureInfo.CurrentCulture);
  return MyDate;
}

then just call it like this:

string strDate = line.Substring(296,8);
DateTime MyDate = convertDate( strDate );

Apresto
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is this what you meant?
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by:boukaka
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That's exactly what I meant! Thank you - sorry for the delay, went for lunch.
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