Convert.ToString Method (DateTime, IFormatProvider)

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 static string ToString(
	DateTime value,
	IFormatProvider provider
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.DateTime
The date and time value to convert.
provider
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.
DateTime tDate = new DateTime(2010, 4, 15, 20, 30, 40, 333);
// Specify the cultures.
string[] cultureNames = { "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, 
                          System.Globalization.CultureInfo.InvariantCulture));

foreach (string cultureName in cultureNames)
{
   System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture = new System.Globalization.CultureInfo(cultureName);
   string dateString = 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      


.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

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

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.
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