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Old December 1st, 2007, 03:30 AM
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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

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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.

myDate.toString("MM/dd/yyyy")

or

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.
 
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interesting.

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.

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