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Posted on 2008-10-16
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Hi, I'm using VB 2005, WinForms. I have a date field in one of my Access 2003 Database Tables that I show to my user via a Label on my Form. The date is formatted in the Access DB as "Short" (i.e. 99/99/9999), but when I retrieve it from the DB and pass the value to the Label, it shows up on my Form as "Date and Time" (i.e. 99/99/99 12:00 PM). How can I get rid of the "Time" part of the value?

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Fulano
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Dim myDateTime As New Date(2008, 10, 17, 12, 0, 0)
Label1.Text = myDateTime.Date
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use date.tostring("specify format here")
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like date.tostring("HH:mm")
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by:Jaime Olivares
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assuming you have the date into a DateTime value, set your label text as:

yourlabel.Text = yourDate.ToShortDateString()
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by:Mr_Fulano
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Maybe I should have provided the line of code I'm using to help you all with this.

This is how I'm getting the value out of the DB and into my Label.

lblPurchaseDate.Text = dgvItems.Rows(intRowIndex).Cells("PurchaseDate").Value.ToString

Hope this helps you to help me further,
Fulano
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Dim myDate as Date(dgvItems.Rows(intRowIndex).Cells("PurchaseDate").Value.ToString)
lblPurchaseDate.Text = myDate.Date
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Jaime Olivares earned 500 total points
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following my previous question:

lblPurchaseDate.Text = Convert.ToDateTime(dgvItems.Rows(intRowIndex).Cells("PurchaseDate").Value).ToShortDateString()

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sorry, I meant: following my previous answer...
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by:Mr_Fulano
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Thank you all for your help. I think you all did a great job at trying to help me, but in the end the best solution for my specific situation was provided by jaime_olivares, who suggested the following:

lblPurchaseDate.Text = Convert.ToDateTime(dgvItems.Rows(intRowIndex).Cells("PurchaseDate").Value).ToShortDateString()

This allowed me to keep my code as close to what I had it as possible while still solving the problem. The only thing I had to do is place the code in an IF statement to check for DBNull.Value like below and it worked well.

If Not (dgvItems.Rows(intRowIndex).Cells("PurchaseDate").Value) is DBNull.Value Then
lblPurchaseDate.Text = Convert.ToDateTime(dgvItems.Rows(intRowIndex).Cells("PurchaseDate").Value).ToShortDateString()
Else
lblPurchaseDate.Text = String.Empty
End If

In my specific situations, there may be cases where there is no valid date, so I needed to check.

Thanks,
Fulano

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Nice coding...
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