datetimes, etc.) on various clients.
As it seems, the most commonly used ways (such as
DateTime.Parse()) perform these conversions based on the current culture. This means that the whole format of a datetime can differ on different clients, but also the thousands separator in numbers and also their decimal mark as all of these are culture dependent.
The best way I have found to convert values to strings and back, independent of the current culture, is with the use of the
FormatterConverterclass. This class converts objects to other objects, independent of any culture (probably using the InvariantCulture).
It can be used as follows:
FormatterConverter fConverter = new FormatterConverter();
double d = fConverter.ToDouble(stringValue);
string s = fConverter.ToString(datetimeValue);
It can be used for other types, by using its following method:
object Convert(object obj, Type t)
For instance, to convert a string to a Car object, you can use the following:
Car myCar = fConverter.Convert(stringValue, typeof(Car)) as Car;
you have to cast the result to
Car, as the
Convertmethod returns an