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XmlConvert.ToString Method (DateTimeOffset, String)

Converts the supplied DateTimeOffset to a String in the specified format.

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

public static string ToString(
	DateTimeOffset value,
	string format


Type: System.DateTimeOffset

The DateTimeOffset to be converted.

Type: System.String

The format to which s is converted. The format parameter can be any subset of the W3C Recommendation for the XML dateTime type. (For more information see http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#dateTime.)

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String representation in the specified format of the supplied DateTimeOffset.

The following example converts a DateTimeOffset representation of the current time to a String in the specified format.

using System;
using System.Xml;

class Example
    static void Main()
        // Create the DateTimeOffset object and set the time to the current time.
        DateTimeOffset dto;
        dto = DateTimeOffset.Now;

        // Convert the DateTimeObject to a string in a specified format and display the result. 
        // The specified format must be a subset of the W3C Recommendation for the XML dateTime type.
        String timeAsString = XmlConvert.ToString(dto, "yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:sszzzzzzz");

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1

.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 8, Silverlight 8.1

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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