DateTimeOffset.Parse Method (String)


Converts the specified string representation of a date, time, and offset to its DateTimeOffset equivalent.

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

static member Parse : 
        input:string -> DateTimeOffset


Type: System.String

A string that contains a date and time to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.DateTimeOffset

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

Exception Condition

The offset is greater than 14 hours or less than -14 hours.


input is null.


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


input contains the string representation of an offset value without a date or time.

Parse(String) parses a string with three elements that can appear in any order and are delimited by white space. These three elements are as 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 <Date> is present but its year component consists of only two digits, it is converted to a year in the current culture's current calendar based on the value of the Calendar.TwoDigitYearMax property. If <Offset> is missing, its default value is the offset of the local time zone. <Offset> can represent either a negative or a positive offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). In either case, <Offset> must include a sign symbol.

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

The following example calls the Parse(String) method to parse several date and time strings. The example includes output from March 22, 2007, on a system whose culture is en-us.

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Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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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