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I have a few questions about xml, DateTime conversions and DateTime fields.

1. in the example of DateTime.Now, how would you save it in the format
yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssZ for xml storage?
2. If I have an xml attribute date="2008-09-25T13:15:00Z", How would I load
that into a DateTime variable?
3. Where can I get a list of valid time zone codes for use in xml storage?

Thanks for your help and answers.
P.S. My codebehind is VB.net in vs2008 sp1.
Sep 25 '08 #1
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On 25 Wrz, 12:05, "Andy B" <a_bo...@sbcglo bal.netwrote:
I have a few questions about xml, DateTime conversions and DateTime fields.

1. in the example of DateTime.Now, how would you save it in the format
yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm:ssZ for xml storage?
2. If I have an xml attribute date="2008-09-25T13:15:00Z", How would I load
that into a DateTime variable?
I would simply use the ToString and ToDateTime methods of the
XmlConvert class.

Sep 25 '08 #2
Andy B wrote:
2. If I have an xml attribute date="2008-09-25T13:15:00Z", How would I load
that into a DateTime variable?
P.S. My codebehind is VB.net in vs2008 sp1.
You could use LINQ to XML then where you can simply cast the XAttribute
to a DateTime e.g.

Dim bar As XElement = <bar dt="2008-09-25T13:15:00Z"/>
Dim dt As DateTime = CType(bar.Attri bute("dt"), DateTime)
Console.WriteLi ne(dt)


Martin Honnen --- MVP XML
Sep 25 '08 #3

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