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Convert.ToString Method (DateTime, IFormatProvider)

Converts the value of the specified DateTime to its equivalent string representation, using the specified culture-specific formatting information.

Namespace:  System
Assemblies:   System.Runtime.Extensions (in System.Runtime.Extensions.dll)
  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

'Declaration
Public Shared Function ToString ( _
	value As DateTime, _
	provider As IFormatProvider _
) As String

Parameters

value
Type: System.DateTime

The date and time value to convert.

provider
Type: System.IFormatProvider

An object that supplies culture-specific formatting information.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The string representation of value.

This implementation is identical to DateTime.ToString(IFormatProvider).

The following example converts a DateTime value to its equivalent string representation in eight different cultures.

' Specify the date to be formatted using various cultures. 
Dim tDate As New Date(2010, 4, 15, 20, 30, 40, 333)
' Specify the cultures. 
Dim cultureNames() As String = { "en-US", "es-AR", "fr-FR", "hi-IN", _
                                 "ja-JP", "nl-NL", "ru-RU", "ur-PK" }

Console.WriteLine("Converting the date {0}: ", _
                  Convert.ToString(tDate, _
                          System.Globalization.CultureInfo.InvariantCulture))

For Each cultureName As String In CultureNames
   Dim culture As New System.Globalization.CultureInfo(cultureName)
   Dim dateString As String = Convert.ToString(tDate, culture)
   Console.WriteLine("   {0}:  {1,-12}", _
                     culture.Name, dateString)
Next              
' The example displays the following output: 
'       Converting the date 04/15/2010 20:30:40: 
'          en-US:  4/15/2010 8:30:40 PM 
'          es-AR:  15/04/2010 08:30:40 p.m. 
'          fr-FR:  15/04/2010 20:30:40 
'          hi-IN:  15-04-2010 20:30:40 
'          ja-JP:  2010/04/15 20:30:40 
'          nl-NL:  15-4-2010 20:30:40 
'          ru-RU:  15.04.2010 20:30:40 
'          ur-PK:  15/04/2010 8:30:40 PM      

.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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