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DateTimeOffset.TryParse Method (String, DateTimeOffset%)

Tries to converts a specified string representation of a date and time to its DateTimeOffset equivalent, and returns a value that indicates whether the conversion succeeded.

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

static member TryParse : 
        input:string * 
        result:DateTimeOffset byref -> bool 


Type: System.String
A string that contains a date and time to convert.
Type: System.DateTimeOffset%
When the method returns, contains the DateTimeOffset equivalent to the date and time of input, if the conversion succeeded, or MinValue, if the conversion failed. The conversion fails if the input parameter is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or does not contain a valid string representation of a date and time. This parameter is passed uninitialized.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the input parameter is successfully converted; otherwise, false.


The date is in Japanese Emperor Year (Wareki) format and the year is out of range.

This overload of the TryParse(String, DateTimeOffset) method is like the DateTimeOffset.Parse(String) method, except that it does not throw an exception if the conversion fails. It parses a string with three elements that can appear in any order and are delimited by white space. These three elements are shown in the following table.






"1:02:03 PM"



Although each of these elements is optional, <Offset> cannot appear by itself. It must be provided together with either <Date> or <Time>. If <Date> is missing, its default value is the current day. If <Time> is missing, its default value is 12:00:00 AM. If <Offset> is missing, its default value is the offset of the local time zone. If <Offset> is present, it can represent either a negative or a positive offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). In either case, <Offset> must include a sign symbol or the method returns false.

The input string is parsed by using the formatting information in a DateTimeFormatInfo object initialized for the current culture. To parse a string that contains designated formatting that does not necessarily correspond to that of the current culture, use the TryParseExact method and provide a format specifier.

The following example calls the TryParse(String, DateTimeOffset) method to parse several strings with various date and time formats.

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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