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XmlConvert.ToString Method (DateTime, XmlDateTimeSerializationMode)

Converts the DateTime to a String using the XmlDateTimeSerializationMode specified.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assemblies:   System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
  System.Xml.ReaderWriter (in System.Xml.ReaderWriter.dll)

public static string ToString(
	DateTime value,
	XmlDateTimeSerializationMode dateTimeOption


Type: System.DateTime

The DateTime value to convert.

Type: System.Xml.XmlDateTimeSerializationMode

One of the XmlDateTimeSerializationMode values that specify how to treat the DateTime value.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String equivalent of the DateTime.


The dateTimeOption value is not valid.


The value or dateTimeOption value is null.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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