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DateTime.ToShortTimeString Method

Converts the value of the current DateTime object to its equivalent short time string representation.

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

public:
String^ ToShortTimeString ()
public String ToShortTimeString ()
public function ToShortTimeString () : String
Not applicable.

Return Value

A string that contains the short time string representation of the current DateTime object.

The value of the current DateTime object is formatted using the short time format character, 't'. The short time format character represents the pattern defined by the ShortTimePattern property associated with the current thread culture. The return value is identical to the value returned by specifying the "t" standard DateTime format string with the ToString(String) method.

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 Overview topic. For more information about changing the format pattern associated with a format character, see the DateTimeFormatInfo class.

The following code example demonstrates the ToShortTimeString method.

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Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0
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