DateTime.TryParse failing on one specific platform RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am developing an application that takes data (mostly dates) from a server, and I have to parse the dates contained in the result to extract the year. I'm using two DateTime.TryParse attempts per date result, with two different culture information values (en-US and fr-FR).

    I cannot use DateTime.TryParseExact since I do not know how many dates with different date formats exist within the database I'm extracting data from.

    I have tested the application in question in the following machines/platforms:

    • Windows 8.1 (PC)
    • Windows 8.1 (Surface 3)
    • Windows 8.1 (Visual Studio Emulator)
    • Windows 10 (Virtual machine)
    • Windows 10 (Surface Pro 3)
    • Windows 10 (PC)

    The problem is that the application cannot seem to parse the data correctly in one of the machines being used, and will only return what I presume to be null values.

    Of the machines tested, only the Windows 10 running on the Surface Pro 3 seems to be having this issue. Could this be an issue regarding missing culture information in the machine?

    Any other input or any clarification is welcome.

    Monday, March 14, 2016 3:35 AM


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  • Hi jim,

    As you said, DateTime.TryParse failing on Windows 10 (Surface Pro 3) platform.

    Your issue should be post in Surface Pro 3 development forum. Since I don't know the right forum's link. I am moving your question to the moderator forum ("Where is the forum for..?"). The owner of the forum will direct you to a right forum. Thanks for your understanding.

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    • Edited by Kristin Xie Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2:52 AM
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2:51 AM
  • You might try over here.






    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
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    • Proposed as answer by Mike Laughlin Tuesday, March 15, 2016 11:49 AM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Wednesday, March 23, 2016 1:51 PM
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 3:25 AM