How to convert Javascript datetime to C# datetime?


I have been reading that if you want to convert from JavaScript dates to C# dates you should use getTime() and then add that result to a C# DateTime.

Suppose I have this JavaScript time:

Date {Tue Jul 12 2011 16:00:00 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time)}

It renders to 1310522400000 milliseconds

var a = new DateTime(1970, 01, 01).AddMilliseconds(1310522400000);

// result
7/13/2011 2:00:00 AM

So this is wrong. I am not sure what I need to do.


Answers:


First create a string in your required format using the following functions in JavaScript

var date = new Date();
var day = date.getDate();       // yields date
var month = date.getMonth() + 1;    // yields month (add one as '.getMonth()' is zero indexed)
var year = date.getFullYear();  // yields year
var hour = date.getHours();     // yields hours 
var minute = date.getMinutes(); // yields minutes
var second = date.getSeconds(); // yields seconds

// After this construct a string with the above results as below
var time = day + "/" + month + "/" + year + " " + hour + ':' + minute + ':' + second; 

Pass this string to codebehind function and accept it as a string parameter.Use the DateTime.ParseExact() in codebehind to convert this string to DateTime as follows,

DateTime.ParseExact(YourString, "dd/MM/yyyy HH:mm:ss", CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);

Hope this helps...