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Visual Basic 2010: Read / Write Dates to Access Database

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I am using a VB2010 form as a front end to an Access database. I am having two problems when reading/writing date fields.

1) When reading a date from the dataset, it doesn't display properly on the form if the date has a single digit for the month and/or day. Example: 9/23/2011 displays as 92/32/011

I'm using the following to read into a masked text box with the mask set to short date:

mtxtRequestDate.Text = ds.Tables("WorkOrders").Rows(inc).Item("RequestDate").ToString

2)When saving a date field, if the field is blank I get the following error:

String was not recognized as a valid DateTime.Couldn't store <  /  /> in RequestDate Column.  Expected type is DateTime.

I'm using the following to write to the dataset:

ds.Tables("WorkOrders").Rows(inc).Item("RequestDate") = mtxtRequestDate.Text

Thanks in advance.

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