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Date.parseInvariant Function

Creates a date from a string by using the invariant culture. This function is static and can be invoked without creating an instance of the object.

var a = Date.parseInvariant(value, formats);


A string that represents a date.


(Optional) An array of custom formats.

If value is a valid string representation of a date in the invariant format, an object of type Date; otherwise, null.

Exception type



(Debug) formats contains an invalid format.

Use the parseInvariant function to create an object of type Date from a string. The EnableScriptGlobalization property of the ScriptManager control has no effect on this function.

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