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C# DateTime Parsing Extension Methods
namespace ExtensionMethods {
using System;
using System.Globalization;
public static class DateTimeExtensions {
public static DateTime ToDateTime(this string s, string format = "ddMMyyyy", string cultureString = "tr-TR") {
try {
var r = DateTime.ParseExact(
s: s, format: format, provider: CultureInfo.GetCultureInfo(cultureString));
return r;
} catch (FormatException) {
throw;
} catch (CultureNotFoundException) {
throw; // Given Culture is not supported culture
}
}
public static DateTime ToDateTime(this string s, string format, CultureInfo culture) {
try {
var r = DateTime.ParseExact(s: s, format: format, provider: culture);
return r;
} catch (FormatException) {
throw;
} catch (CultureNotFoundException) {
throw; // Given Culture is not supported culture
}
}
}
}
namespace SO {
using ExtensionMethods;
using System;
using System.Globalization;
class Program {
static void Main(string[] args) {
var mydate = "29021996";
var date = mydate.ToDateTime(format: "ddMMyyyy"); // {29.02.1996 00:00:00}
mydate = "2016 3";
date = mydate.ToDateTime("yyyy M"); // {01.03.2016 00:00:00}
mydate = "2016 12";
date = mydate.ToDateTime("yyyy d"); // {12.01.2016 00:00:00}
mydate = "2016/31/05 13:33";
date = mydate.ToDateTime("yyyy/d/M HH:mm"); // {31.05.2016 13:33:00}
mydate = "2016/31 Ocak";
date = mydate.ToDateTime("yyyy/d MMMM"); // {31.01.2016 00:00:00}
mydate = "2016/31 January";
date = mydate.ToDateTime("yyyy/d MMMM", cultureString: "en-US"); // {31.01.2016 00:00:00}
mydate = "11/شعبان/1437";
date = mydate.ToDateTime(
culture: CultureInfo.GetCultureInfo("ar-SA"),
format: "dd/MMMM/yyyy"); // Weird :) I supposed dd/yyyy/MMMM but that did not work !?$^&*
System.Diagnostics.Debug.Assert(date.Equals(new DateTime(year: 2016, month: 5, day: 18)));
}
}
}
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