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String was not recognized as a valid DateTime.

Posted on 2012-04-05
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(ddYear.SelectedItem.Text + ddMonth.SelectedItem.Text + ddDay.SelectedItem.Text)

on my function I referenced as this
 public static int CreateNewUser( string DOB)
newUser.DOB = DateTime.Parse(DOB);

giving me error saying String was not recognized as a valid DateTime.
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Question by:1jaws
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by:wdosanjos
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Please provide the value of DOB on the above example.
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by:1jaws
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19730130
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by:1jaws
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i added this to code (ddYear.SelectedItem.Text + "-" + ddMonth.SelectedItem.Text + "-" + ddDay.SelectedItem.Text)

and now, sometimes I get that error , sometimes it goes thru ok.. Weird.
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wdosanjos earned 500 total points
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Try this:
public static int CreateNewUser( string DOB)
     newUser.DOB = DateTime.ParseExact(DOB, "yyyyMMdd", System.Globalization.CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);

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DateTime.Parse tries to guess the date format of the string, when it cannot it fails.  That's why it works some times.
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by:1jaws
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sorry it was my fault, my validation was not working.. thanks for your effort.
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