ASP.NET C# format textbox to datetime value

I have a property DOB that is of type datetime

newClient.Dob


However I need to display the datetime as a date like 31/07/1955

But currently it displays 31/07/1955 00:00:00

How can I do this so it only displays 31/07/1955 ?
mugseyAsked:
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p_davisCommented:
newClient.Dob.ToShortDateString()
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p_davisCommented:
newClient.Dob.ToShortDateString("mmddyyyy")
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mugseyAuthor Commented:
Thanks but I don't have an option to to this on the property DOB that is of type datetime.

The only way I can do it is this

newClient.Dob = Convert.ToDateTime(txtDob.Text).ToShortDateString();

However I get error "cannot convert string to datetime"
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p_davisCommented:
you can use DateTime.Parse(txtDob.Text).ToShortDateString();
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mugseyAuthor Commented:
I tried that but still get string to datetime error
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p_davisCommented:
ok wait, are you just wanting to set the text in the control or are you trying to write it back to the db??

<< I need to display the datetime as a date like 31/07/1955>>
made me think that you just wanted to set a control with this value so

txtDob.Text = newClient.Dob.ToShortDateString("mmddyyyy")

was what i thought you were wanting.
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p_davisCommented:
if you just want to write back to the db the leave off the toshortdatestring();
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