Appendix E. .NET DateTime Formatting

DateTime format strings convert a DateTime object to one of several standard formats, as listed in Table E-1.

Table E-1. Standard DateTime format strings

Format specifier

Name

Description

Example

d

Short date

The culture’s short date format.

PS > "{0:d}" -f [DateTime] "01/23/4567"
1/23/4567

D

Long date

The culture’s long date format.

PS > "{0:D}" -f [DateTime] "01/23/4567"
Friday, January 23, 4567

f

Full date/short time

Combines the long date and short time format patterns.

PS > "{0:f}" -f [DateTime] "01/23/4567"
Friday, January 23, 4567 12:00 AM

F

Full date/long time

Combines the long date and long time format patterns.

PS > "{0:F}" -f [DateTime] "01/23/4567"
Friday, January 23, 4567 12:00:00 AM

g

General date/ short time

Combines the short date and short time format patterns.

PS > "{0:g}" -f [DateTime] "01/23/4567"
1/23/4567 12:00 AM

G

General date/long time

Combines the short date and long time format patterns.

PS > "{0:G}" -f [DateTime] "01/23/4567"
1/23/4567 12:00:00 AM

M or m

Month day

The culture’s MonthDay format.

PS > "{0:M}" -f [DateTime] "01/23/4567"
January 23

o

Round-trip date/time

The date formatted with a pattern that guarantees the string (when parsed) will result in the original DateTime again.

PS > "{0:o}" -f [DateTime] "01/23/4567"
4567-01-23T00:00:00.0000000

R or r

RFC1123

The standard RFC1123 format pattern.

PS > "{0:R}" -f [DateTime] "01/23/4567"
Fri, 23 Jan 4567 00:00:00 GMT

s

Sortable

Sortable format pattern. Conforms to ISO 8601 and provides output ...

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