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Convert.ToDateTime Method (String)

Converts the specified String representation of a date and time to an equivalent DateTime.

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

public static DateTime ToDateTime (
	string value
public static DateTime ToDateTime (
	String value
public static function ToDateTime (
	value : String
) : DateTime



A String containing a date and time to convert.

Return Value

A DateTime equivalent to the value of value. -or- A DateTime equivalent to DateTime.MinValue if value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Exception typeCondition


value is not a properly formatted date and time.

The return value is the result of invoking the DateTime.Parse method on value using the current culture.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0