Solved

System.FormatException: The ERROR -> string was not recognized as a valid DateTime. There is an unknown word starting at index 2.

Posted on 2014-02-11
2
1,661 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-28
Hi im trying to convert a string into date time like so
Dim dtTime As DateTime = Convert.ToDateTime(div.selectSingleNode(kickofftime).InnerText)

Open in new window


But im getting the error  System.FormatException: The string was not recognized as a valid DateTime. There is an unknown word starting at index 2.

Below is the list of times im trying to change - i believe it could be the ones that say tomorrow in the text?!?!?!?

13:30
14:00
14:45
14:45
14:45
16:30
Tomorrow 14:45
Tomorrow 14:45
0
Comment
Question by:runnerjp2005
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) earned 500 total points
ID: 39850966
You cannot convert "Tomorrow" in a Convert.ToDateTame. You need a date.

I do not know where you get your information, but "Tomorrow" should be replaced by something like

Cstr(Date.Today.AddDays(1)).ToString
0
 
LVL 75

Expert Comment

by:käµfm³d 👽
ID: 39850975
The word "Tomorrow" isn't valid as a DateTime component in .NET. .NET does not have PHP's flexibility when it comes to date parsing--at least not built into the Framework. To get this kind of functionality, you will need to employ a 3rd-party library (or write your own). I recall seeing such a library some time back, but I'm having trouble locating it. I'll dig around a bit more.
0

Featured Post

Raise the IQ of Your IT Alerts

From IT major incidents to manufacturing line slowdowns, every business process generates insights that need to reach the people required to take action. You need a platform that integrates with your business tools to create fully enabled DevOps toolchains.

You need xMatters.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

User art_snob (http://www.experts-exchange.com/M_6114203.html) encountered strange behavior of Android Web browser on his Mobile Web site. It took a while to find the true cause. It happens so, that the Android Web browser (at least up to OS ver. 2.…
For those of you who don't follow the news, or just happen to live under rocks, Microsoft Research released a beta SDK (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27876) for the Xbox 360 Kinect. If you don't know what a Kinect is (http:…
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question