C# Date formatting and Parsing

Posted in C# Programming on March 29th, 2010 by phoenixdigital

Here is a post so I can easily find the correct format for dates


// create date time 2008-03-09 16:05:07.123
DateTime dt = new DateTime(2008, 3, 9, 16, 5, 7, 123);

String.Format("{0:y yy yyy yyyy}", dt);  // "8 08 008 2008"   year
String.Format("{0:M MM MMM MMMM}", dt);  // "3 03 Mar March"  month
String.Format("{0:d dd ddd dddd}", dt);  // "9 09 Sun Sunday" day
String.Format("{0:h hh H HH}",     dt);  // "4 04 16 16"      hour 12/24
String.Format("{0:m mm}",          dt);  // "5 05"            minute
String.Format("{0:s ss}",          dt);  // "7 07"            second
String.Format("{0:f ff fff ffff}", dt);  // "1 12 123 1230"   sec.fraction
String.Format("{0:F FF FFF FFFF}", dt);  // "1 12 123 123"    without zeroes
String.Format("{0:t tt}",          dt);  // "P PM"            A.M. or P.M.
String.Format("{0:z zz zzz}",      dt);  // "-6 -06 -06:00"   time zone

as well as the way to call TryParseExact


DateTime completedDateEnd;
if (DateTime.TryParseExact(Request["completedDateEnd"], "yyyy-MM-dd", CultureInfo.InvariantCulture, DateTimeStyles.AssumeLocal, out completedDateEnd)
{
  // do stuff

}

also remember to add this to the using statements at the top of the page
using System.Globalization;

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JQuery Performance Rules

Posted in JQuery on March 26th, 2010 by phoenixdigital

A great set of hints on speeding up your jQuery for very complex pages. IE is an absolute DOG when it comes to jQuery.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1UzfcV/www.artzstudio.com/2009/04/jquery-performance-rules

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Stop .DS_Store files on Network Shares

Posted in OS X Tips on March 1st, 2010 by phoenixdigital

To stop Mac OSX from creating .DS_Store files to network drives run the following command.

  • Open Terminal.
  • Execute this command:
    defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores true
  • Either restart the computer or log out and back in to the user account.

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