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Display First Day of Month C#

Posted on 2010-11-16
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Hello,

I'm trying to avoid using Left/Right properties to extract numbers that will built a date like 11/1/2010-basically I want to display the current month, current year with day 1. Here's what I have thus far...

tmpExDate = Strings.Left(Convert.ToString(Module1.ExDateVal), 2);  //ExDateVal is a DateTime variable
    tmpExDate = tmpExDate + "-1-";
    tmpExDate = tmpExDate + Strings.Right(Convert.ToString(Module1.ExDateVal), 4);
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by:Carl Tawn
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Much simpler option:

Dim tmpExDate As New DateTime(Module1.ExDateVal.Year, Module1.ExDateVal.Month, 1)

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Carl Tawn earned 25 total points
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Hmm, lets try that again in C# :)

DateTime tmpExDate = new DateTime(Module1.ExDateVal.Year, Module1.ExDateVal.Month, 1);

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by:cyberkiwi
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this gives you the first day of month

Module1.ExDateVal.AddDays(1-Module1.ExDateVal.Day)

if you need a string, put it inside string.format

String.Format("m/d/yyyy", ... )
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DateTime dt = DateTime.Now;

    string s = string.Format("{0:D2}-1-{1:D4}", dt.Month, dt.Year);

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DateTime now = DateTime.Now;
DateTime firstDayofMonth = new DateTime(now.Year, now.Month, 1);
string s = firstDayofMonth.ToShortDateString();
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DateTime firstDayofMonth = DateTime.Today.AddDays(-(DateTime.Today.Day - 1));
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