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URGENT! VB.NET -- Need to format DataGridViewCell Value as Date ("MM/DD/YYYY")

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Hi everyone,

When a user types a date value into a DataGridViewCell, I want to format it as "MM/DD/YYYY".

The underlying database table does not have any date columns hence the reason for forcing the input as a date.

Where should I start?

Thanks!
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Question by:eq2006
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by:sognoct
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you can set the cell format to datetimepicker

snippet here :
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/7tas5c80.aspx?cs-save-lang=1&cs-lang=vb
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by:eq2006
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sognoct--

Did you mean embed a DateTimePicker in the DataGridViewColumn?
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Yes, it can be the simplest Solution
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Format as anyone type below

dataGridView1.Columns[0].DefaultCellStyle.Format = "MM'/'dd'/'yyyy";

OR

dataGridViewCellStyle.Format = "MM/dd/yyyy";
this.date.DefaultCellStyle = dataGridViewCellStyle;
// date being a System.Windows.Forms.DataGridViewTextBoxColumn
or
Refer this

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7881085/convert-string-to-datetime-in-datagridview


Regular expression to check DateTime Format

http://www.aspdotnet-suresh.com/2012/07/regular-expression-to-validate-date-in.html
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