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DateSeparator Property

DateTimeFormatInfo.DateSeparator Property

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)

member DateSeparator : string with get, set

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 "/".

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The property is being set to a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

InvalidOperationException

The property is being set and the DateTimeFormatInfo object is read-only.

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 DateSeparator property defines the string that replaces the date separator ("/" custom date and time format specifier) in a result string in a formatting operation. It also defines the date separator string in a parsing operation.

The following example instantiates a CultureInfo object for the en-US culture, changes its date separator to "-", and displays a date by using the "d", "G", and "g" standard format strings.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.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
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