How to convert OracleDbType.Date to .net DateTime

Hi,
I want to convert OracleDbType.Date to .net DateTime.

OracleParameter param1 = new OracleParameter("dateP", OracleDbType.Date);
param1.Direction = System.Data.ParameterDirection.Output;
cmd.Parameters.Add(param1);
cmd.ExecuteNonQuery();

---> ?  DateTime d = cmd.Parameters["dateP"].Value

And a second question does the given parameter name in OracleParameter  must be the same with defined in procedure?
karanbaAsked:
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Mohammed NasmanSoftware DeveloperCommented:
DateTime d = Convert.ToDateTime(cmd.Parameters["dateP"].Value);
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ieciepCommented:
mnasman is right
DateTime d = Convert.ToDateTime(cmd.Parameters["dateP"].Value);
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karanbaAuthor Commented:
DateTime d = Convert.ToDateTime(cmd.Parameters["dateP"].Value);

that gives the following error.

Unable to cast object of type 'Oracle.DataAccess.Types.OracleDate' to type 'System.IConvertible'.
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RytmisCommented:
DateTime d = (DateTime) cmd.Parameters["dateP"].Value;

(According to the ODP.NET docs, OracleDate defines an explicit conversion to a DateTime)
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