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Dear, All
  I have very strange problem, I have the short date format on the system (Windows XP) set to the following: d/MMM/yyyy, so today will be viewed as: 14/Sep/2006.
  but when I try to set the text in a textbox using the following statement: TextBox1.Text = Today.ToShortDateString()
it displayed: 9/14/2006.
  I don't need to say I try many formating variations, and I think there's something wrong on the system.
  please any suggestions will be highly appreciated.
  Thanks in advance :-)

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Have you tried:

Now.ToString("dd/MMM/yyyy")

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Dear, Sir (dparsons)
  You are from golden heaven :-), thank you so much..it did works.
but ispite it works, did it makes any sense that I set the System date settings to something and although I can't access this setting, is this a bug in Windows or Visual Studio or what..thanks in advance :-)

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What do you mean, access the DateTime format of your PC? Is your PC the web server?

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Dear, Sir
  Forgive me, I don't get it :-)
as you must know, I speak English as my second language :-), so I can't decide are you angry with me or you just joke..of course I don't want to bother you by any means, I just need help.
anyway if I (unintentionally) annoy you, please accept my apologize.

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No, Im not angry. You said:

but ispite it works, did it makes any sense that I set the System date settings to something and although I can't access this setting

What I meant was, you set the datetime to dd/mmm/yyyy on your PC, is your PC the webserver of your application?

Also you may want to read up on Localization in .NET, it had a great deal to do with how dates and such are displayed.

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