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Posted on 2006-10-23
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Hi

I have this code for formatting a date

lblDate.Text = pv.StartTime.Value.ToString("ddd, dd MMM")

Thsi produces output such as Monday, 24 October

How would i format this output such that it contains the relevant suffixes for the dates e.g. 1st, 3rd, 24th

thanks
andrea
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by:newyuppie
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i dont recall any predefined method to achieve this. maybe you need to roll out your own?
something like
if ends in 1 add "st", in 2 "nd" in 3 "rd", else add "th"
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Kinger247 earned 500 total points
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newyuppie: that route doesn't always work ... ie what about 11th, 12th and 13th.

andieje: Try this:

Public Class Form1

    Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
        For i As Integer = 1 To 200
            Console.WriteLine(FormatDate(i))
        Next
    End Sub

    Private Function FormatDate(ByVal Day As Integer) As String
        Dim DayFormatted As String = ""

        If Day.ToString.EndsWith("1") And Not Day.ToString.EndsWith("11") Then
            DayFormatted = Day.ToString & "st"
        ElseIf Day.ToString.EndsWith("2") And Not Day.ToString.EndsWith("12") Then
            DayFormatted = Day.ToString & "nd"
        ElseIf Day.ToString.EndsWith("3") And Not Day.ToString.EndsWith("13") Then
            DayFormatted = Day.ToString & "rd"
        Else
            DayFormatted = Day.ToString & "th"
        End If

        Return DayFormatted
    End Function
End Class
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by:andieje
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kinger, that function looks very good

This is what i had to do to get the date I wanted, it seems very long winded. Am I doing something else wrong

  Dim d As New StringBuilder
        d.Append(rv.StartTime.Value.DayOfWeek.ToString)
        d.Append(", ")
        d.Append(FormatDate(rv.StartTime.Value.Day))
        d.Append(" ")
        d.Append(rv.StartTime.Value.ToString("MMMM"))
        d.Append(" ")
        d.Append(rv.StartTime.Value.Year)
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by:newyuppie
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kinger, i hadnt thought about 11, 12 and 13 (brain burned)! :)
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by:Kinger247
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That looks fine to me andieje  :)

I'd probably do something like this :

With rv.StartTime
        d.Append(.DayOfWeek.ToString)
        d.Append(", ")
        d.Append(FormatDate(.Value.Day))
        d.Append(" ")
        d.Append(.Value.ToString("MMMM"))
        d.Append(" ")
        d.Append(.Value.Year)
End With
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THANKS
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