How to Bind DateTime from col in database to Textbox

This should be easy, and probably is...but

How do I bind a short format of datetime from sql server 2005 database to a textbox? I tried using tostring().substring(0,10) but if there are nulls this causes error.

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cast the column to a DateTime then use .ToShortDateTime()


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textBoxMessage.Text = column != DBNull.Value ? ((DateTime) column).ToShortDateString() : null;

VB.NET (should be close):
textBoxMessage.Text = IIf(column <> DBNull.Value ,  (CType(column, DateTime)).ToShortDateString() , Nothing);

Replace column with DB column var.
ChiBellaAuthor Commented:
this is what worked for me:

txtOrdDate.Text = String.Format("{0:d}", orderDetail.ORDER_DATE);

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