Long date using Culture Information

Long date using Culture Information

In this example we will see how to get long date string. we will use CultureInformation and DateTime using C#.net and Vb.net

C#.net long date format

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 = "31-12-2011";      
DateTime dt = DateTime.Parse(inputDate);            
Console.WriteLine("Long input date is {0}",dt.ToString(ci.DateTimeFormat.LongDatePattern,ci.DateTimeFormat ));

Vb.Net example of get date time in long format

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 = "31-12-2011" Dim dt As DateTime = DateTime.Parse(inputDate) Console.WriteLine("Long input date is {0}",
	            dt.ToString(ci.DateTimeFormat.LongDatePattern, ci.DateTimeFormat))

Console.ReadLine() End Sub End Class End Namespace
long date time format

Output Long input date is 31 December 2011

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