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XmlConvert.ToString Method (DateTimeOffset, String)

Converts the supplied DateTimeOffset to a String in the specified format.

Namespace:  System.Xml
Assemblies:   System.Xml (in System.Xml.dll)
  System.Xml.ReaderWriter (in System.Xml.ReaderWriter.dll)

public static string ToString(
	DateTimeOffset value,
	string format


Type: System.DateTimeOffset

The DateTimeOffset to be converted.

Type: System.String

The format to which s is converted. The format parameter can be any subset of the W3C Recommendation for the XML dateTime type. (For more information see http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#dateTime.)

Return Value

Type: System.String
A String representation in the specified format of the supplied DateTimeOffset.

The following example converts a DateTimeOffset representation of the current time to a String in the specified format.

using System;
using System.Xml;

class Example
    static void Main()
        // Create the DateTimeOffset object and set the time to the current time.
        DateTimeOffset dto;
        dto = DateTimeOffset.Now;

        // Convert the DateTimeObject to a string in a specified format and display the result. 
        // The specified format must be a subset of the W3C Recommendation for the XML dateTime type.
        String timeAsString = XmlConvert.ToString(dto, "yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:sszzzzzzz");

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP1, 2.0 SP1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1, Windows Phone Silverlight 8

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library
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