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DateTime::ToLongDateString Method

Converts the value of the current DateTime object to its equivalent long date string representation.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public:
String^ ToLongDateString()

Return Value

Type: System::String
A string that contains the long date string representation of the current DateTime object.

The value of the current DateTime object is formatted using the pattern defined by the LongDatePattern property associated with the current thread culture. The return value is identical to the value returned by specifying the "D" standard DateTime format string with the ToString(String) method.

Important noteImportant

The string returned by the ToLongDateString method is culture-sensitive. It reflects the pattern defined by the current culture's DateTimeFormatInfo object. For example, for the en-US culture, the standard long date pattern is "dddd, MMMM dd, yyyy"; for the de-DE culture, it is "dddd, d. MMMM yyyy"; for the ja-JP culture, it is "yyyy'?'M'?'d'?'". The specific format string on a particular computer can also be customized so that it differs from the standard long date format string.

For more information about the current thread culture, see the CurrentCulture property. For more information about format characters, format patterns, and the output they produce, see the Formatting Types topic. For more information about changing the format pattern associated with a format character, see the DateTimeFormatInfo class.

The following example demonstrates the ToLongDateString method.

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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

.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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