XmlConvert.ToDateTime Method (String)

 
Note: This API is now obsolete.

Converts the String to a DateTime equivalent.

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

[ObsoleteAttribute("Use XmlConvert.ToDateTime() that takes in XmlDateTimeSerializationMode")]
public static DateTime ToDateTime(
	string s
)

Parameters

s
Type: System.String

The string to convert.

Return Value

Type: System.DateTime

A DateTime equivalent of the string.

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

s is null.

FormatException

s is an empty string or is not in the correct format.

System_CAPS_noteNote

The XmlConvert.ToDateTime(String) method is obsolete in the 2.0 version of the .NET Framework and has been replaced by the XmlConvert.ToDateTime(String, XmlDateTimeSerializationMode) method.

The following example uses ToDouble and ToDateTime to read strongly typed data.

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Xml;

public class Sample
{

  public static void Main()
  {
    XmlTextReader reader = new XmlTextReader("orderData.xml");

    //Parse the file and pull out the order date and price.
    while (reader.Read()){
       if (reader.NodeType==XmlNodeType.Element){
         switch(reader.Name){
           case "order":
             DateTime orderDate = XmlConvert.ToDateTime(reader.GetAttribute("date"));
             Console.WriteLine("order date: {0}", orderDate.ToString());
             break;
           case "price":
             Double price = XmlConvert.ToDouble(reader.ReadInnerXml());
             Console.WriteLine("price: {0}", price.ToString());
             break;
         }
       }
    }

    //Close the reader.
    reader.Close();  
  }
}

The example uses the file, orderData.xml, as input.

<order date="2001-05-03">
  <orderID>367A54</orderID>
  <custID>32632</custID>
  <price>19.95</price>
</order>

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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