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C# valid date entry

Posted on 2008-10-06
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Function returns false though valid date is entered.

Date Entered : 06/31/2008
 private static bool IsDate(string sDate)
        {
            DateTime dt;
            bool isDate = true;

            try
            {
                dt = DateTime.Parse(sDate);
            }
            catch
            {
                isDate = false;
            }

            return isDate;
        }
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Question by:dotnet0824
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june has only 30 days
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:)
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Jaime Olivares earned 75 total points
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to avoid problems with regional settings in different machines, I suggest to use ParseExact:

DateTime.ParseExact(sDate, "d", CultureInfo.InvariantCultureInfo);
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Lose the try catch and use DateTime.TryParseExact
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