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In C#, given a DateTime object, how do I get a ISO8601 date in string format? – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/22

The first bulleted link below has been living in my drafts like forever (i.e. somewhere since mid June 2009), so time to write a bit about ISO 8601 and .NET.

First a few links about converting a DateTime into ISO 8601 string format:

Some solutions use the “K” as a time zone specifier. At first, I couldn’t find any documentation for it, not even Google Search for Google Search for “ssK” DateTime ToString returns anything useful.

Later on, I found The “K” Custom Format Specifier in Custom Date and Time Format Strings.

So my preferred solutions for me are these:

  • System.DateTime.Now.ToString("yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssK");
  • System.DateTime.Now.ToUniversalTime().ToString("yyyy-MM-ddTHH:mm:ssK");

I avoid these:

  • System.DateTime.Now.ToString("o");
    because it gets you too many digits in the second fracion.
  • System.DateTime.Now.ToUniversalTime().ToString("s") + "Z";
    because it is less clear what it does (might be resolved with a comment).

–jeroen

–jeroen

One Response to “In C#, given a DateTime object, how do I get a ISO8601 date in string format? – Stack Overflow”

  1. asdasd said

    thanks.

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