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DateTime.Parse Method (String)

Converts the string representation of a date and time to its DateTime equivalent.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

'Declaration
Public Shared Function Parse ( _
	s As String _
) As DateTime

Parameters

s
Type: System.String

A string that contains a date and time to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.DateTime
An object that is equivalent to the date and time contained in s.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

s is Nothing.

FormatException

s does not contain a valid string representation of a date and time.

NoteNote

For examples and comprehensive usage information about this and other overloads of the Parse method, see the Parse overload summary.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, 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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