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How do I remove the time from a date from the Database

Posted on 2012-03-10
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Hi I've tried several things and all of them are still giving me the time as well as the date.  I need a UK date only and tried:

string dateN = String.Format("{0:d/M/yyyy}", catchDate);

This STILL gives me time.  What do I need to do to stop the time displaying?
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) earned 250 total points
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If catchDate is a string , the format won't do nothing good.

First make sure that catchDate is a date by casting catchDate to a datetime. I haven't done C++ for 2 decades, but if I remember well this is the right syntax.

String.Format("{0:d/M/yyyy}", (datetime) catchDate);

Then, you have to be aware that / in s format requests the date separator, not a slash. On many computers that will generate a - instead of a /. If you want to be sure to get the slash, use a backslash in front of it:

String.Format("{0:d\/M\/yyyy}", (datetime) catchDate);
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