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How do I parse ZULU DateTime string

Posted on 2009-07-11
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I need to be able to correctly parse a string to a DateTime type using the DateTime.ParseExact.
Any suggestion would be appreciated.
Thanks

CultureInfo provider = CultureInfo.InvariantCulture;
            string dateString = "091128Z July 2009";
            string format = "ddHHmmZ MMM yyyy";
            DateTime result;
 
            result = DateTime.ParseExact( dateString, format, provider );
 
The result should be   09/07/2009   11:28 AM

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by:oobayly
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You've specified the format string to parse the month as an abbreviated string. Try this:
string format = "ddHHmmZ MMMM yyyy";

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by:mohammad1000
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Changing the format type gives incorrect time.
091128Z July 2009 converts to 7/9/2009 4:28:00 AM.

The result should be 7/9/2009  11:28 AM.
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jinal earned 20 total points
ID: 24832827
You have to call ToUniversalTime at last.
            DateTime dt = result.ToUniversalTime();


CultureInfo provider = CultureInfo.InvariantCulture;
            string dateString = "091128Z July 2009";
            string format = "ddHHmmZ MMMM yyyy"; 
            DateTime result;
 
            result = DateTime.ParseExact(dateString, format,provider);
            DateTime dt = result.ToUniversalTime();

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