Date Time in English United Kingdom

Date Time in English United Kingdom

In this example we will see how to accepts a input date time string in English UK format. Example uses CurrentCulture information of running thread, and

C# Get input date in English UK format

The DateTime format used in UK is DD/MM/YYYY. Here we will look at culture information and change it to English UK

using System;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Threading;
namespace DateAndTime.Example
class Program
static void Main(string[] args)
CultureInfo ci = new CultureInfo("en-GB");       
Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture = ci;           
string inputDate = "30-04-2011";      
DateTime dt = DateTime.Parse(inputDate);            
Console.WriteLine("Current time of the system in {0}",dt.ToString());
Current time of the system in 30/04/2011 00:00:00

Date Time in English united kingdom

Vb.Net get input date in English UK format

Below example uses code to accept date time in UK format. It uses using System.Globalization and using System.Threading as a namespace to change current culture of running thread.

Imports System.Globalization
Imports System.Threading
Namespace DateAndTime.Example
Class Program
Private Shared Sub Main(args As String())
Dim ci As New CultureInfo("en-GB")
Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture = ci
Dim inputDate As String = "30-04-2011"
Dim dt As DateTime = DateTime.Parse(inputDate)
Console.WriteLine("Current time of the system in {0}", dt.ToString())
End Sub
End Class
End Namespace

String was not recognized as a valid DateTime.

If the current threading culture is en-US which accepts date and time in MM/DD/YYYY format and input date time string is in DD/MM/YYYY. The application will throw an error "String was not recognized as a valid DateTime." To overcome this error, you need to change the current thread of the system or UI.

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