Parse Method (String)
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DateTime.Parse Method (String)


Converts the string representation of a date and time to its DateTime equivalent.

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

public static DateTime Parse(
	string s


Type: System.String

A string that contains a date and time to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.DateTime

An object that is equivalent to the date and time contained in s.

Exception Condition

s is null.


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


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

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 4.5
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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