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Format decimal time into regular for display to user

Posted on 2011-09-23
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I have a formview to display users input.
When user enters time I have a dropdown menu where text is 1:30 pm but the value is 13:50. I need it for calculation of pay.
Later I need to display to user his input. My script to format decimal time to regular is attached. The problem is that I get displayed AM to PM time. Example 1:30 AM instead of 1:30 PM.
I realise that I've asked for it when wrote

        If hours >= 12 Then
            a = "PM"
        End If
but cannot figure out how to fix it
Public Function ToDateTime(ByVal value As String) As String
        Dim a As String = "AM"

        Dim tsplit As String() = value.Split("."c)

        Dim hours As Integer = Convert.ToInt32(tsplit(0))
        Dim minutes As Double = Convert.ToDouble(tsplit(1))

        If hours > 12 AndAlso hours <= 24 Then
            hours = hours - 12
        End If
        If hours = 0 Then
            a = "0"
        End If

        If hours >= 12 Then
            a = "PM"
        End If

        If minutes <= 99 Then
            minutes = (60 * (minutes / 100))
            minutes = Math.Floor(minutes)
        End If

        Dim h As String = hours.ToString()
        Dim m As String = minutes.ToString()

        Dim c As String = h & ":" & m & a

        Return c

    End Function

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Question by:LessIsMore
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by:Bill Nolan
ID: 36589162
Use the DateTime structure and its formatting methods.  (Create it with decimal values, output your desired format with one of the provided format functions, or ToString(string format).)
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by:LessIsMore
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I looked into DateTime structure and cannot figure out how to exactly to do that. Can you help me out on example? I have 13.75 in database, how to make it look like 1:45PM?
I have problem only with PM, everything else is working
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Bill Nolan earned 250 total points
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See code.  You might want to play around with the format functions for output, or different constructors.
decimal fTime = 13.75m;

DateTime time = new DateTime(
   Year,
   Month,
   Day,
   (int)fTime,
   (int)((fTime - (int)fTime) * 60),
   0);

time.ToShortTimeString();
time.ToString("hh:mm tt");

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by:LessIsMore
ID: 36601788
I have an error message on it
System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Year, Month, and Day parameters describe an un-representable DateTime.
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by:Bill Nolan
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Should be obvious which one is no good, huh?
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by:LessIsMore
ID: 36709879
Not to me, no. Can you get off you horse and help me?
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by:Bill Nolan
ID: 36712601
What year, month, and date did you provide?
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