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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...
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