Bug 3837 - Default DateTime ToString Format is non-sensical.
Summary: Default DateTime ToString Format is non-sensical.
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 2775
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: BCL Class Libraries ()
Version: 4.0
Hardware: PC Mac OS
: --- major
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-03-09 14:42 UTC by Eric Beisecker
Modified: 2012-03-09 16:46 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Eric Beisecker 2012-03-09 14:42:32 UTC
The default Format for DateTime.ToString() produces characters that are not for the current Location and (from what I've been told) don't mean anything at all.


var now = DateTime.Now.ToString();
Output: "䏭/䏭/즐G退䏭 䏭:退䏭:退䏭 PM"

Something like "3/9/2012 2:24:00 PM"
Comment 1 Eric Beisecker 2012-03-09 14:43:13 UTC
Mono for Android:
Mono 2.10.9 

(Also Happens in VS2010 with .NET Framework 4.0)
Comment 2 Jonathan Pobst 2012-03-09 15:23:38 UTC
How are you viewing the date?  We've seen this when viewing tooltips or such in the debugger.  However, it's just a debugger display issue and the actual value is fine if you use it in your app.

If it's just in the debugger, it's a dupe of 2775, which is fixed for 4.2.
Comment 3 Eric Beisecker 2012-03-09 16:46:54 UTC
It does look like it's only the debugger. When I print the DateTime to a TextView it appears fine.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 2775 ***