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Parse Method (String, IFormatProvider)

DateTime::Parse Method (String, IFormatProvider)

Converts the string representation of a date and time to its DateTime equivalent by using culture-specific format information.

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

static DateTime Parse(
	String^ s, 
	IFormatProvider^ provider


Type: System::String

A string that contains a date and time to convert.

Type: System::IFormatProvider

An object that supplies culture-specific format information about s.

Return Value

Type: System::DateTime
An object that is equivalent to the date and time contained in s as specified by provider.


s is nullptr.


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


For examples and comprehensive usage information about this and other overloads of the Parse method, see the Parse overload summary.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

.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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