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.NET DateTime and Timezone: It Seems Simple, but It's Not

Over the past several months, I have been learning about how DateTime really works.  It turns out that there are pitfalls in something that appears to be inherently simple.  Here is a group of interesting work on the subject arranged by date.


Why Daylight Savings Time is Non-intuitive
Raymond Chen blog
http://weblogs.asp.net/oldnewthing/archive/2003/10/24/55413.aspx

Coding Best Practices Using DateTime in the .NET Framework
Dan Rogers MSDN article
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dndotnet/html/datetimecode.asp

New DateTime Best Practices Article
BCL Team blog
http://weblogs.asp.net/BCLTeam/archive/2004/01/23/62407.aspx

DateTime Compatibility Issue
Brad Abrams blog
http://blogs.msdn.com/brada/archive/2004/02/17/74914.aspx

Representing Null DateTime Values in Code
Scott Munro blog
http://dotnetjunkies.com/WebLog/scottmunro/archive/2004/03/15/9153.aspx

Adding Emptiness to the DateTime class
Eric Gunnerson blog
http://weblogs.asp.net/ericgu/archive/2004/03/23/95011.aspx

DateTime, Serialization and TimeZones
Brad Abrams blog
http://blogs.msdn.com/brada/archive/2004/04/13/112784.aspx

More on DateTime and TimeZones
Brad Abrams blog
http://blogs.msdn.com/brada/archive/2004/04/20/117279.aspx

DateTime FAQ Entries
BCL Team blog
http://blogs.msdn.com/BCLTeam/archive/2004/05/21/136918.aspx


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