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Convert.ToDateTime Method (Object)

Converts the value of the specified object to a DateTime object.

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

static member ToDateTime : 
        value:Object -> DateTime

Parameters

value
Type: System.Object

An object that implements the IConvertible interface, or a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

Type: System.DateTime
The date and time equivalent of the value of value, or a date and time equivalent of DateTime.MinValue if value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

ExceptionCondition
FormatException

value is not a valid date and time value.

InvalidCastException

value does not implement the IConvertible interface.

-or-

The conversion is not supported.

For the conversion to succeed, the runtime type of the value parameter must be either a DateTime or a String, or value must be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic). Otherwise, the method throws an InvalidCastException. In addition, if value is a string, it must contain a valid representation of a date and time value in the current culture or a FormatException is thrown.

The return value is the result of invoking the IConvertible.ToDateTime method of the underlying type of value.

The following example calls the ToDateTime(Object) method with a variety of Object variables.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 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 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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