Wrox Programmer Forums
Go Back   Wrox Programmer Forums > Visual Basic > VB.NET 1.0 > VB.NET 2002/2003 Basics
VB.NET 2002/2003 Basics For coders who are new to Visual Basic, working in .NET versions 2002 or 2003 (1.0 and 1.1).
Welcome to the p2p.wrox.com Forums.

You are currently viewing the VB.NET 2002/2003 Basics section of the Wrox Programmer to Programmer discussions. This is a community of software programmers and website developers including Wrox book authors and readers. New member registration was closed in 2019. New posts were shut off and the site was archived into this static format as of October 1, 2020. If you require technical support for a Wrox book please contact http://hub.wiley.com
Old December 1st, 2007, 03:30 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default How to convert dd/MM/yyyy to MM/dd/yyyy

How to convert textbox value date from dd/MM/yyyy to MM/dd/yyyy in vb.net +asp.net

Old January 17th, 2008, 06:30 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

First you need to have a date object. So, for instance:

Dim myDate as Date

Alternatively, if your string object contains a vailid date, eg, "20/01/2007" then you can cast it to a date using CDate(myDate, Date)

For both you would use the .toString method to format it.



CDate(myDate, Date).toString("MM/dd/yyyy")

If myDate was a string variable. Note that both examples only return a formatted date string. It doesn't change the date format within the date object. You need to change the Windows Regional Settings to change the format the system date.
Old November 7th, 2008, 06:42 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts


I just upconverted a vb program from vb2005 to vb2008 and ran into a similar issue that doesn't appear to be easy to find anywhere else on the web. the closest i came to an answer was this post, which was very helpful (thank you very much)!

my tool reads lines from a csv file and does stuff with the data. some of the data entries are dates, but because i read a line at a time and split at commas into an array, all entries must come in as strings. in vb2005, this was not an issue: the dates were managed and manipulated like normal strings and everything was fine.

as soon as i upgraded to vb2008, things changed. vb2008 decided it was smarter than its operator, and automatically reconfigured the dates from "MM/dd/yyyy" and "MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm" to "MM-dd-yyyy" and "MM-dd-yyyy hh:mm" respectively.

thankfully, using your CDate().ToString() method, I was able to easily re-reconfigure the strings back to what they originally were. this saved me loads of time reconfiguring the entire program.

Please forward all my mail to the corner of pork & beans.

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Date dd-mm-yyyy John2112 SQL Server 2000 2 March 16th, 2007 05:15 AM
mm/dd/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy Ashleek007 Beginning PHP 2 September 27th, 2006 06:35 AM
convert "MM/dd/yyyy" to "dd/MM/yyyy" xin56 General .NET 4 March 28th, 2005 05:33 AM
Convert getdate() -> dd/mm/yyyy? minhpx SQL Language 1 January 3rd, 2005 09:30 AM
Date formats... dd/mm/yyyy SeanW Classic ASP Databases 3 June 14th, 2004 12:34 PM

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright (c) 2020 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.