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SoapDateTime Class

Provides static methods for the serialization and deserialization of DateTime to a string that is formatted as XSD dateTime.


Namespace:  System.Runtime.Remoting.Metadata.W3cXsd2001
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

public sealed class SoapDateTime

The SoapDateTime type exposes the following members.

Public methodSoapDateTimeCreates an instance of SoapDateTime.

Public propertyStatic memberXsdTypeGets the XML Schema definition language (XSD) of the current SOAP type.

Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberParseConverts the specified String into a DateTime object.
Public methodToString()Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberToString(DateTime)Returns the specified DateTime object as a String.

For more information about XSD data types, see "XML Data Types Reference" in the MSDN Library at

The following code example shows how to use the methods in the SoapDateTime class to convert between a DateTime object and an XSD dateTime string.

using System;
using System.Runtime.Remoting.Metadata.W3cXsd2001;

public class Demo
    public static void Main(string[] args)
        // Parse an XSD dateTime to create a DateTime object.
        string xsdDateTime = "2003-02-04T13:58:59.9999999+03:00";
        DateTime dateTime = SoapDateTime.Parse(xsdDateTime);

        // Serialize a DateTime object as an XSD dateTime string.
        Console.WriteLine("The date in XSD format is {0}.",

        // Print the XSD type string of the SoapDateTime class.
        Console.WriteLine("The XSD type of SoapDateTime is {0}.",

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.