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How do I format the date in this scenario?  The format string doesn't work and I've tried others.

string sDate = list[x].StartDate.ToString();
sDate = String.Format("{0:ddd, MMM d, yyyy}", sDate);

Thanks!
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Question by:Sheryl Landis
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by:Mike Eghtebas
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How do you display it? In what control; perhaps via a message box?
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by:Pratima Pharande
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You can try something like this.

DateTime thisDate1 = new DateTime(2011, 6, 10);
Console.WriteLine("Today is " + thisDate1.ToString("MMMM dd, yyyy") + ".");
for exact answer please share what you are getting in string sDate
which will help us to understand what is required
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Rgonzo1971 earned 500 total points
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HI,

If StartDate a DateTime variable then try

sDate = String.Format("{0:ddd, MMM d, yyyy}", list[x].StartDate);

else try

string sDate = list[x].StartDate.ToString();
sDate = String.Format("{0:ddd, MMM d, yyyy}", Convert.ToDateTime(sDate));

Regards
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by:Sheryl Landis
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Here is what worked, and your solution prompted me to try it this way:

string sDate = String.Format("{0:ddd, MMM d, yyyy}", list[x].StartDate);

Before, I was converting StartDate .ToString() first, which didn't work:

string sDate = String.Format("{0:ddd, MMM d, yyyy}", list[x].StartDate.ToString());

Thank you all for your input!
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by:Mike Tomlinson
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Just use ToString() directly on the StartDate as alluded to by Pratima Pharande in the previous post back here.

With your format it would look like this:
string sDate = list[x].StartDate.ToString("ddd, MMM d, yyyy");

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