Convert.ToString Method (DateTime, IFormatProvider)


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

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

Public Shared Function ToString (
	value As Date,
	provider As IFormatProvider
) As String


Type: System.DateTime

The date and time value to convert.

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, _

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)
' 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      

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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