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The most commonly used methods for parsing textual data into DateTime or DateTimeOffset values are different overloads of DateTime.Parse and DateTimeOffset.Parse. However, for many formats these methods throw a FormatException when they attempt to perform the conversion, and their corresponding TryParse overloads all return false. The .NET Framework provides two alternative method families: ParseExact and TryParseExact, that can be used to parse the string representations of date and time values. This article explores their usage.
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