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  • Blog Post: Parsing Non-Standard Date and Time Formats [Ron Petrusha]

    Frequently, particularly when dealing with remote data collection devices, an application receives string data containing date and time information that must be converted to either DateTime or DateTimeOffset values. In these cases, the most commonly used parsing methods, the overloads of the DateTime...
  • Blog Post: Time-travel with .NET or DateTime, DateTimeOffset and the lost DST hour [Greg]

    Every year again comes the DST change... And every year again do we need to work with customers on helping them understand some legacy design decisions, and how to work around these ghosts of the past. Recently, around the end of October and the start of November the daylight saving time ( DST ) period...
  • Blog Post: The Caveats of Time Zone Names [Greg]

    Hi Everyone! My name is Greg, I joined the NetFx Base Class Libraries (BCL) team a few months ago, and I am really excited about my work on some very cool new framework features. Before joining the BCL team I was working in academic research in complex systems, network theory and artificial life at...
  • Blog Post: What's New in Globalization in .NET 4 Beta 1 [Melitta Andersen]

    In Justin’s recent post outlining What’s New in the BCL in .NET 4 Beta 1 , there were only a few lines about the globalization updates. That’s because Mohamed Elgazzar was working on a more extensive document which provides details about the extent of the changes and additions to that space. I’m happy...
  • Blog Post: New .NET 2.0 Security Patch Changes Some Culture Names on Windows XP/2003/2000 [Justin Van Patten]

    Shawn Steele just posted a blog entry entitled Security patch MS07-040 for .Net 2.0 breaks some culture names for .Net 2.0 on Windows XP/2003/2000 . He includes a table that lists the culture names that have changed: Old .Net Name RFC 4646 Name, as patched. en-CB ...
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