DateTime.Parse Method (String, IFormatProvider, DateTimeStyles)

 

Converts the string representation of a date and time to its DateTime equivalent by using culture-specific format information and formatting style.

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

public static DateTime Parse(
	string s,
	IFormatProvider provider,
	DateTimeStyles styles
)

Parameters

s
Type: System.String

A string that contains a date and time to convert.

provider
Type: System.IFormatProvider

An object that supplies culture-specific formatting information about s.

styles
Type: System.Globalization.DateTimeStyles

A bitwise combination of the enumeration values that indicates the style elements that can be present in s for the parse operation to succeed, and that defines how to interpret the parsed date in relation to the current time zone or the current date. A typical value to specify is DateTimeStyles.None.

Return Value

Type: System.DateTime

An object that is equivalent to the date and time contained in s, as specified by provider and styles.

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

s is null.

FormatException

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

ArgumentException

styles contains an invalid combination of DateTimeStyles values. For example, both AssumeLocal and AssumeUniversal.

System_CAPS_noteNote

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

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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