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I am working on a web application and I am applying RowUpdating event and updating the result in a datetable.
In design view
<pre lang="xml">asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Date of Birth" SortExpression="D_O_B">
                <asp:TextBox ID="txtgrddob" runat="server"
                    Text='<%# Eval("D_O_B","{0:dd/MMM/yyyy}") %>'></asp:TextBox>
                <asp:Label ID="lblgrddob" runat="server" Text='<%# Bind("D_O_B","{0:dd/MMM/yyyy}") %>'></asp:Label>

In code
DataRow dr = ds.Tables[0].Rows.Find(grdReplicate.DataKeys[e.RowIndex].Values[0].ToString());
dr["D_O_B"] = txtdob.Text;

When I store this dataset inside the datatable,I am not getting the dateformat in
dd/MMM/YYYY format.

I Have used ToString and string.format method
Updated 19-Apr-11 5:15am
BobJanova 19-Apr-11 10:15am    
edit: added tag

1 solution

The DateTime Format is only used for displaying the date in human readable format. The representation of a DateTime object in the code is always the same. Store the DateTime in the data table as a DateTime, and your problem is solved because your Label is formatting the date for you.
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Pratik Bhesaniya 19-Apr-11 10:05am    
Nicely done
BobJanova 19-Apr-11 10:16am    
Yes, data should always be kept in its original form in data, not stored as a string representation, where that is possible.

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