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How do I convert this string "20131016", YYYYMMDD to "10/16/2013" ?

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by:Anuradha Goli
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  string date = "20100102";
   DateTime datetime = DateTime.ParseExact(date, "dd/MM/yyyy", CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);

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string strAvailDate =  "20131016";
DateTime dteCalSelected = DateTime.ParseExact(strAvaiDate, "dd/MM/yyyy", CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);

Error: String was not recognized as a valid DateTime.

What should I change?

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Dovberman earned 0 total points
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I have always had issues with string to date conversion.

This is how I made it work:

    strAvailDate =  "20131016"

                string strYear = strAvailDate.Substring(0,4) ; //"2013"
                string strMonth = strAvailDate.Substring(4,2) ; //"10"
                string strDay  = strAvailDate.Substring(6,2); // "16"
             
                strAvailDate = strMonth + "/" + strDay +"/" + strYear;

                DateTime dteAvailDate = Convert.ToDateTime(strAvailDate);
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by:SAMIR BHOGAYTA
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hi.. this is your solution

Use DateTime.ParseExact(). Something like:

string date = "20100102";
   DateTime datetime = DateTime.ParseExact(date, "yyyyMMdd", CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);
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This is how I made it work.
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