DateTime Format String

Hello everyone,

I need to figure out what the format string, in order to get the date displayed like this:

June 30th

Right now I have: date.ToString("MMMM d");

Does anyone know how to get the 'th' added onto the end of the day?
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quanmacAsked:
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jonorossiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Sorry, I missed 21st, 22nd, 23rd. It would become this instead:

    public string CustomFormatDate(DateTime date)
    {
        string daySuffix = "";
        if (date.Day == 1 || date.Day == 21)
            daySuffix = "st";
        else if (date.Day == 2 || date.Day == 22)
            daySuffix = "nd";
        else if (date.Day == 3 || date.Day == 23)
            daySuffix = "rd";
        else
            daySuffix = "th";
       
        return (date.ToString("MMMM d") + daySuffix);
    }
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Justin_WCommented:
There is no built-in support for the "st", "th", "rd", etc. suffixes for dates in .NET.

You would have to write your own custom function (or find one) to do this, and then insert the output of that function into the string.
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Maher-JendasiCommented:
Format strings does not support "th" in dates.
the best thing is to write a function to format the date as "June 30" and append the "th" to it

public string CustomDateFormat(DateTime dateToFormat)
{
     return (dateToFormat.ToString("MMMM d") + "th");
}
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Maher-JendasiCommented:
Or you can write the function as:

public string CustomDateFormat(DateTime dateToFormat)
{
     return (dateToFormat.ToString("MMMM d'th'");
}
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gdupadhyayCommented:
Hi, There is no such functionality available with .net. You can write with ur own.
Means u can add "th" as suffix with date function.
Its batter u define a key in web.config file for that. u can used that key with all date. If u want to change that, u have to change at only one place and it reflect all place in ur project where date is used.

For Example
<add key="DateSuf" value="th">

Now used this as:

dtFromDate = dateToFormat.ToString("MMMM d") + DateSuf);
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Maher-JendasiCommented:
quanmac,

Please note that if you go with gdupadhyay  suggestion (i.e adding the th as key in configuration file), you must modify the function as

string suffix = ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings["DateSuf"];
dtFromDate = dateToFormat.ToString("MMMM d") + suffix);
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pradeepsudharsanCommented:
Hi,
use String.Format function
string.Format("{0:MMMM dd}",CurrentDay)+" th"
 -this will give u the exact result

      DateTime CurrentDay = new DateTime(2006, 6, 13);
      Response.Write(string.Format("{0:MMMM dd}",CurrentDay)+" th");


regards
pradeep
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jonorossiCommented:
Everyone except Justin missed the fact that not all days have 'th' after them. Try something like this:

    public string CustomFormatDate(DateTime date)
    {
        string daySuffix = "";
        if (date.Day == 1)
            daySuffix = "st";
        else if (date.Day == 2)
            daySuffix = "nd";
        else if (date.Day == 3)
            daySuffix = "rd";
        else
            daySuffix = "th";
       
        return (date.ToString("MMMM d") + daySuffix);
    }
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GilesBathgateCommented:
@jonorossi What about the 31st?
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