DateSeparator Property

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Gets or sets the string that separates the components of a date, that is, the year, month, and day.

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

public string DateSeparator { get; }

Property Value

Type: System..::..String
The string that separates the components of a date, that is, the year, month, and day. The default for InvariantInfo is "/".

If a custom format string includes the "/" format specifier, the DateTime..::..ToString method displays the value of DateSeparator in place of the "/" in the result string.

The date separator is derived from the ShortDatePattern property. We recommend that you set the date separator in the short date pattern to an exact string instead of using the date separator placeholder. For example, to obtain the pattern MM-DD-yyyy, set the short date pattern to "MM-DD-yyyy". This practice also enables you to set patterns such as "MM/DD, yyyy" that include multiple types of separators.

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