Asp.net(vb) Format textbox as date no time.

How do I format a value from the DB as just dd/mm/yyyy

txtDateCompleted.Text = objDR3("DATECOMPLETED")

shows as -    22/05/2014 00:00:00

I'd like to get rid of the   00:00:00

I have tried

 txtDateCompleted.Text = objDR3("DATECOMPLETED").ToString("dd/MM/yyyy")


but this does not work.
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Lokesh B RDeveloperCommented:
Hi,

Any of the following will do the job for you.

txtDateCompleted.Text = Convert.ToDateTime(objDR3("DATECOMPLETED")).ToString("dd/MM/yyyy", System.Globalization.CultureInfo.InvariantCulture)

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txtDateCompleted.Text = Convert.ToDateTime(objDR3("DATECOMPLETED")).ToString("dd/MM/yyyy")

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EdAuthor Commented:
Thanks, that works....... however in some cases the record maybe blank and this throws an error.  How can I cater for null values?
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Lokesh B RDeveloperCommented:
Hi,

You can check for NULL as below.

If objDR3("DATECOMPLETED") IsNot Nothing Then
	txtDateCompleted.Text = Convert.ToDateTime(objDR3("DATECOMPLETED")).ToString("dd/MM/yyyy", System.Globalization.CultureInfo.InvariantCulture)

End If

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EdAuthor Commented:
oh yes, why didn't I think of that.... perfect thanks.
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