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DateTimePicker with Custom Format: DateTimePickerFormat.Short + DateTimePickerFormat.Time?

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I have an application that is used worldwide. I use datetimepickers and the format needs to be <Short date> <Short Time>.
It doesn't appear that there is a way to do this. Using a custom format doesn't work because USA uses: MM/dd/yyy and many other countries use dd/MM/yyyy. I can't imagine that Microsoft wouldn't make a way to do this. What am I missing?
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Question by:gcook17
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by:apeter
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The format strings can be combined to format the date and time. For example, to display the date and time as 06/15/2001 12:00 PM, this property should be set to "MM'/'dd'/'yyyy hh':'mm tt".

So add any other special characters in btw.

dateTimePicker1.Format = DateTimePickerFormat.Custom;
dateTimePicker1.CustomFormat = "MMMM dd, yyyy - dddd"  'Another Formatter
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by:gcook17
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Thank you for your comment however I am aware of this: that you can combine the format strings. The problem with this is: With USA this format is fine: "MM'/'dd'/'yyyy hh':'mm tt" But with UK and many other countries the fomat must be "dd/MM/'yyyy hh':'mm tt. In VB6 yiu could concatenate "Short Date" & ' ' & "Short Time" to obtain the correct format regardless of the Regional Locale settings.
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1. Get the date from the date picker.
2. Create a date object from above value.
3. DateTime has two methods, ToShortDateString and ToShortTimeString(). Concatenate them.

Dim instance As DateTime
Dim returnValue As String
Dim instance As New DateTime(year, month, day)
returnValue = instance.ToShortDateString()

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Thanks.
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