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Convert.ToString Method (DateTime)

Converts the value of the specified DateTime to its equivalent string representation.

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

public static string ToString(
	DateTime value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.DateTime

The date and time value to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The string representation of value.

This implementation is identical to DateTime.ToString(). It uses the formatting conventions of the current culture and the "G" format specifier to convert a DateTime value to its string representation.

The following example converts each element in an array of a DateTime value to a String value.

DateTime[] dates = { new DateTime(2009, 7, 14), 
                     new DateTime(1, 1, 1, 18, 32, 0), 
                     new DateTime(2009, 2, 12, 7, 16, 0) };
string result;

foreach (DateTime dateValue in dates)
{
   result = Convert.ToString(dateValue);
   Console.WriteLine("Converted the {0} value {1} to the {2} value {3}.",
                        dateValue.GetType().Name, dateValue,
                        result.GetType().Name, result);
}
// The example displays the following output: 
//    Converted the DateTime value 7/14/2009 12:00:00 AM to a String value 7/14/2009 12:00:00 AM. 
//    Converted the DateTime value 1/1/0001 06:32:00 PM to a String value 1/1/0001 06:32:00 PM. 
//    Converted the DateTime value 2/12/2009 07:16:00 AM to a String value 2/12/2009 07:16:00 AM.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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

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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