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Problems formatting output from SQL DateTime Field

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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
My data starts in this format: 2009-02-16 22:00:02

Gets put into a SQL DateTime field, which looks like this: 2/16/2009 10:00:02 PM

I'm using the Grid component from Obout, and when I try to format the output for the datetime field, I'm using this format: {0:MMMM dd, yyyy hh:mm AM}

Sadly, it always ends up saying "A2" at the end, regardless of AM/PM.  I changed the format to: {0:MMMM dd, yyyy hh:mm} and it just displays "February 16, 2009 10:00".  It should obviously say 22:00.

I know throwing the Obout component in here adds some difficulties, but I'm hoping someone is familiar enough with it to help me out...
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{0:MMMM dd, yyyy hh:mm tt}
tt is the abbreviattion for using AM/PM in a format.  If you want 24 hour time use capital HH for hours instead of lower-case.

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Excellent!  Why on earth did I think AM was the code for displaying AM/PM?  lol
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