Solved

How to format string and show only date when data type is not a true date/time using C#?

Posted on 2015-02-03
6
292 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-03
I have the following string sEndDate with a value of:   "01/06/2015 08:52:05"

How do I format the string to only show the date part of this even despite this being a string and not a true date/time?
0
Comment
Question by:stephenlecomptejr
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 52

Accepted Solution

by:
Carl Tawn earned 500 total points
ID: 40587493
You can either treat it as a string and do something like:
sEndDate = sEndDate.Substring(0, sEndDate.IndexOf(' '));

Open in new window

Or, parse it as a date and do:
sEndDate = DateTime.Parse(sEndDate).ToShortDateString();

Open in new window

That might need a little massaging depending on your regional settings.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:stephenlecomptejr
ID: 40587507
Carl,

When I tried the code I get the following error:  Length cannot be less than zero.  (Please note attachment)

When I hover over sEndDate I get the value:  "01/06/2015 08:52:05"
Error.png
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:stephenlecomptejr
ID: 40587510
The second one - parse as a date worked for me.  Thank you for your reply
I will have another question regarding dates as well.  Please look out for in a few secs.
0
Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:stephenlecomptejr
ID: 40587555
Carl, sorry I was not specific enough but I also need this formatted to have 01/06/2015... and everything I try doesn't work.
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Carl Tawn
ID: 40587574
Not sure what you mean. How do you want it formatting?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:stephenlecomptejr
ID: 40587650
Never mind.  The following did this for me:

sEndDate = DateTime.Parse(sEndDate).ToString("MM/dd/yyyy");

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Help with solving error related to resources file 4 35
simplest php form 3 57
Problem of RegEx to match the first occurence of 10 35
Tool Box 2 31
This is an explanation of a simple data model to help parse a JSON feed
Real-time is more about the business, not the technology. In day-to-day life, to make real-time decisions like buying or investing, business needs the latest information(e.g. Gold Rate/Stock Rate). Unlike traditional days, you need not wait for a fe…
In this fifth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFdetach utility, which is able to list and, more importantly, extract attachments that are embedded in PDF files. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable …
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

948 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now