[dba-VB] FYI: TimeStamp formatting issue for VS2010/.NET 4.0

Gustav Brock Gustav at cactus.dk
Mon Jun 6 04:41:52 CDT 2011

Hi Shamil

So what you try to tell ... is that a colon on its own now is reserved for the use as the separator between the value and the format string?


>>> shamil at smsconsulting.spb.ru 05-06-2011 22:12 >>>
Hi All --

FYI: I have got used to format TimeStamp values this simple way (for
TimeStamp values less than a day):

TimeStamp ts = new TimeStamp(10,11,12);
string s = string.Format("{0:hh:mm:ss}", ts);

and it worked well for VS2008/.NET 3.5 but when my project was converted to
VS2010SP1/.NET 4.0 I have got runtime error...

Proper TimeStamp formatting for my case should be {0:hh\\:mm\\:ss} :

TimeStamp ts = new TimeStamp(10,11,12);
string s = string.Format("{0:hh\\:mm\\:ss}", ts);

Source: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee372287.aspx 

Thank you.


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