Date Convert

Posted on 2011-09-09
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Last Modified: 2013-12-17

I receive from my request a date in this format:


and  i want to get it in this one
 "T08-09-201116:11:56.443+0000", day -month-year-HH-mm-ss+ms
something like this


Question by:abgconsulting
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Expert Comment

ID: 36510834
If you have a date like this:

   DateTime d = new DateTime(2011, 09, 08, 16, 11, 56, 443, 000);

You could convert it to a string and apply your custom formatting.
For example:

   String s = d.ToString("dd-MM-yyyy hh:mm:ss:ms");

Expert Comment

ID: 36510875
Try using something in this fashion:

//First parse your input:

DateTime dt;
if(!DateTime.TryParseExact(inputStr, "yyyy=MM=ddTHH:mm:ss.fff+0000",CultueInfo.CurrentUICulture,, DateTimeStyles.None, out dt))
     throw new FormatException("Failed parsing....");

//Now convert
string res = dt.ToString("Tdd-MM-yyyyHH:mm:ss.fff+0000");

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Note that I didn't address the +0000 as I didn't quite understand what it stands for...

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Accepted Solution

Fernando Soto earned 1000 total points
ID: 36511028
Hi abgconsulting;

The following code snippet will give the wanted format.

string date = "2011-09-08T16:11:56.443";
DateTime dateObj = DateTime.Parse(date);

string formattedDate = dateObj.ToString("TMM-dd-yyyyHH:mm:ss:fff");

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Expert Comment

by:Gustav Brock
ID: 36516986
Here is how if your local time is not UTC:

            string request = "2011-09-08T16:11:56.443+0000";
            DateTime requestDate = DateTime.Parse(request, System.Globalization.CultureInfo.CurrentUICulture, System.Globalization.DateTimeStyles.AdjustToUniversal);
            DateTime utcDate = DateTime.SpecifyKind(requestDate, DateTimeKind.Utc);
            string utcText = utcDate.ToString("Tdd-MM-yyyyHH:mm:ss.fff+0000");

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Note that your timezone indication of 0000 is non-standard; it should read 00:00.
It is, however, parsed correctly and must be taken into account when parsed, but you will have to append it manually to the final string.

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Expert Comment

by:Gustav Brock
ID: 36521613
Located in timezone +02:00, Fernandos method didn't work for me except if the trailing "+0000" was chopped.


Author Comment

ID: 36521722
Hi gustav
Fernando's method  is working well for me, u put this in a function and u call it.
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Expert Comment

by:Fernando Soto
ID: 36522134

Not a problem, glad I was able to help.

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