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Hey guys, I have to compare 2 timestamps, but before I do that, I have to put it in a forma C# likes. the time stamp comes in this format 2013-09-27 15:09:02.085 and doing this
C#
string date = "2013-09-27 15:09:02.085 ";
DateTime dt = Convert.ToDateTime(date);

Console.WriteLine("Year: {0}, Month: {1}, Day: {2}, Hour:{3}, Minutes:{4},Sec:{5},", dt.Year, dt.Month, dt.Day, dt.Hour, dt.Minute, dt.Second);


crashes the program, because C# wants it in this format

C#
string date = "2013/09/27 15:09:02.085 ";
DateTime dt = Convert.ToDateTime(date);

Console.WriteLine("Year: {0}, Month: {1}, Day: {2}, Hour:{3}, Minutes:{4},Sec:{5},", dt.Year, dt.Month, dt.Day, dt.Hour, dt.Minute, dt.Second);


Now I know how to get it into that format, but it requires a lot of ugly reformatting through code. So my question is , is there an easier way of getting it into this format 2013/09/27 15:09:02.085 cleanly and with as little code as possible?.

Thank you
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You should specify a culture
You can try this:

C#
DateTime.Now.ToString("yyyy/MM/dd h:mm:ss tt", CultureInfo.InvariantCulture)

but perhaps it would be better if you specified a different culture, for instance if you want the US culture:

C#
DateTime.Now.ToString("yyyy/MM/dd h:mm:ss tt", CultureInfo.GetCultureInfo("en-US"))

Both of the above will give you / as a separator
Hope this helps
 
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rudolph098 27-Sep-13 16:05pm    
thank you

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