Solved

Force the date format to always be en-US

Posted on 2007-11-24
3
254 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Hi,

I need to force the date format to always display it  in en-US format... Since I'm not using en-US as default on my machine, I'm getting the date displayed in another format.

What I exactly need is:

1. Displaying dateTime.ToShortDateString() in en-US format.
2. Displaying dateTime.ToShortTimeString() in fr-FR format.

Below is the code I'm using. How can I modify it?

Thanks a lot.
// This is an example of a UNIX timestamp for the date/time 11-04-2005 09:25.
double timestamp = 1113211532;
 
// First make a System.DateTime equivalent to the UNIX Epoch.
System.DateTime dateTime = new System.DateTime(1970, 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0);
 
// Add the number of seconds in UNIX timestamp to be converted.
dateTime = dateTime.AddSeconds(timestamp);
 
// The dateTime now contains the right date/time so to format the string,
// use the standard formatting methods of the DateTime object.
string printDate = dateTime.ToShortDateString() +" "+ dateTime.ToShortTimeString();
 
// Print the date and time
System.Console.WriteLine(printDate);

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:EEssam
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 143

Accepted Solution

by:
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
ID: 20343867
0
 
LVL 55

Expert Comment

by:Jaime Olivares
ID: 20343897
use:
string printDate = dateTime.ToString("F", new CultureInfo("en-US"));

0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:Göran Andersson
ID: 20343942
ToShortDateString uses the "d" format string and ToShortTimeString uses the "t" format string, so you want to do like this:

CultureInfo us = new CultureInfo("en-US");
CultureInfo fr = new CultureInfo("fr-FR");
string printDate = dateTime.ToString("d", us) +" "+ dateTime.ToString("t", fr);
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Made Easy to Use

On-screen guidance at the moment of need enables you & your employees to focus on the core, you can now boost your adoption rates swiftly and simply with one easy tool.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article is for Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) beginners. An Interface contains declarations of events, indexers, methods and/or properties. Any class which implements the Interface should provide the concrete implementation for each Inter…
Calculating holidays and working days is a function that is often needed yet it is not one found within the Framework. This article presents one approach to building a working-day calculator for use in .NET.
This is a high-level webinar that covers the history of enterprise open source database use. It addresses both the advantages companies see in using open source database technologies, as well as the fears and reservations they might have. In this…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question