DateTimeOffset.Parse Method (String, IFormatProvider)
Converts the specified string representation of a date and time to its DateTimeOffset equivalent using the specified culture-specific format information.
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public static function Parse( input : String, formatProvider : IFormatProvider ) : DateTimeOffset
- Type: System.String
A string that contains a date and time to convert.
The offset is greater than 14 hours or less than -14 hours.
input is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).
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.
This method 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.
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. <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 format of these three elements is defined by the formatProvider parameter, which can be either of the following:
A CultureInfo object that represents the culture whose formatting is used in the input parameter. The DateTimeFormatInfo object returned by the CultureInfo.DateTimeFormat property defines the formatting used in input.
A DateTimeFormatInfo object that defines the format of date and time data.
If formatprovider is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic), the CultureInfo object that corresponds to the current culture is used. Specific valid formats for date and time elements are defined by the members of the string array returned by the DateTimeFormatInfo.GetAllDateTimePatterns() method.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003
The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.