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How to read a string like ("05.10/2012 5:30:29 PM") and use it in a DateTime value ?
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Hello

Try this:
C#
DateTime myDateTime = DateTime.Parse("05.10/2012 5:30:29 PM");

or
C#
DateTime myDateTime;
DateTime.TryParse("05.10/2012 5:30:29 PM", out myDateTime)


More information: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/1k1skd40.aspx[^]
 
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mrmarzban 24-Jun-12 5:57am    
I'm looking for a way to calculate how many seconds or minutes is between two dates ?
Shahin Khorshidnia 24-Jun-12 6:14am    
Is it a new question?
Assuming each date is on a separate line, you can read them all with
C#
string[] lines = File.ReadAllLines(path);

You can then convert each one to a DateTime using Datetime.ParseExact, or DateTime.TryParseExact:
C#
foreach (string line in lines)
   {
   DateTime dt = DateTime.ParseExact(line, "dd.MM/yyyy h:mm:ss tt", CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);
   ...
   }

There is a list of DateTime format codes here: Formatting a DateTime for display - format string description[^]
 
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