I am trying to set a
date so that it can be submitted via
JSON to a
.NET type, but when attempting to do this,
jQuery sets the
date to a full
string, what format does it have to be in to be converted to a
var regDate = student.RegistrationDate.getMonth() + "/" + student.RegistrationDate.getDate() + "/" + student.RegistrationDate.getFullYear(); j("#student_registrationdate").val(regDate); // value to serialize
I am using
MonoRail on the server to perform the binding to a
.NET type, that aside I need to know what to set the form hidden field value to, to get properly sent to
This MSDN article has some example Date strings that are parse-able is that what you're looking for?
string dateString = "5/1/2008 8:30:52 AM"; DateTime date1 = DateTime.Parse(dateString, CultureInfo.InvariantCulture);
As travis suggests, you could simply change the parameter or class property (depending on what you are passing back) to a string, the parse it as his example.
You may also want to take a look at this article. It suggests that direct conversion for DateTime JSON serialization uses something more like the ticks property.
I suggest you use the YYYY-MM-DD notation which offer the best combo of unambiguity and readability.
var regDate = student.RegistrationDate.getFullYear() + "-" + student.RegistrationDate.getMonth() + "-" + student.RegistrationDate.getDate();