Goti Bandu Total Post:119 Points:835 Posted by Goti Bandu May-10-2013 2:00 AM C# C# 1 Reply(s) 1438 View(s) Ratings: Rate this: Hi Guys! I have a string that has a date stored in it. String date = "03-05-2013 00:00:00"; I parsed it to Datetime as follows: DateTime Start = DateTime.Parse(date); Start.ToString() gave me "3/5/2013 12:0:00 AM" I also used: DateTime Start = DateTime.ParseExact(date,"dd-MM-yyyy HH:mm:ss",CultureInfo.InvariantCulture); Then, Start.ToString() gave me "3/5/2013 12:0:00 AM", which is the exact same result as the previous one. I need to keep the original formatting. How may I do it? Thanks in in advance!.