String.Format for Month numeric?

Experts,

I'm try to output the months of year in the following format:

01
02
03
04
... and so on

DateTime gives me:

1
2
3
3
... for the months

I'd like to start using String.Format method, and have taken an example.

DateTime date = System.DateTime.Now;
string monthFormatted = String.Format("{0:dd}", date);

This doesnt work, please help!
mhouldridgeAsked:
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
what about:
DateTime date = System.DateTime.Now;
string monthFormatted = date.Month.ToString("00");

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Gyanendra SinghArchitectCommented:
use this
DateTime date = System.DateTime.Now;

Console.WriteLine(date.ToString("dd",
                  CultureInfo.InvariantCulture));
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kaylanreilorCommented:
String.Format("{0:MM}", date);
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Gyanendra SinghArchitectCommented:
for month use this
DateTime date = System.DateTime.Now;

Console.WriteLine(date.ToString("MM",
                  CultureInfo.InvariantCulture));
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mhouldridgeAuthor Commented:
No,

None of these work for me.  I'd have thought this would be right, because I was using dd (day) instead of MM (month).

String.Format("{0:MM}", date);

thanks
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kaylanreilorCommented:
Do you mean that String.Format("{0:MM}", date); doesn't work ???

If yes, want does the debugger say about mystring value in a watch window after this statement :
String mystring = String.Format("{0:MM}", date);
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mhouldridgeAuthor Commented:
Sorry,

That one was correct.  I had to Rebuild the solution, as build gave me the previous output.

Many thanks!
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