Visual Basic – Convert String to Date in the correct way

This method of converting a string to a date works regardless of the Region settings on the client machine.


Dim dtTestDate As Date
Dim sTestDate As String
sTestDate = "120508" ' May 8, 2012
dtTestDate = Date.ParseExact(sTestDate.Substring(2, 2) & "/" & sTestDate.Substring(4, 2) & "/" & sTestDate.Substring(0, 2), "MM/dd/yy"New System.Globalization.CultureInfo("EN-US"), System.Globalization.DateTimeStyles.None)

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