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DateTime.ToShortDateString Method

Converts the value of this instance to its equivalent short date string representation.

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

public string ToShortDateString ()
public String ToShortDateString ()
public function ToShortDateString () : String

Return Value

A string containing the numeric month, the numeric day of the month, and the year equivalent to the date value of this instance.

The value of this instance is formatted using the short date format character, 'd'. The return value is identical to the value returned by ToString ("d", null).

For more information about format characters, format patterns, and the output they produce, see the Formatting Overview topic. For more information about changing the format pattern associated with a format character see the DateTimeFormatInfo class.

This method uses formatting information derived from the current culture. For more information about the current culture, see the CurrentCulture class. You can use the CultureInfo.DateTimeFormat property to obtain the DateTimeFormatInfo for the current culture.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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