When I try to convert the
DateTime.ParseExact(CStr(DateTime.Now), "MM/dd/yyyy", CultureInfo.CurrentCulture)
String was not recognized as a valid DateTime
Apart from the fact that you're converting a DateTime to a string then back again, the DateTime format doesn't match exactly.
DateTime.ParseExact parses a string into a DateTime object, and the format you provide it must match exactly. You said that
DateTime.Now appears as
6/5/2013 2:29:21 PM, for which the correct format is
M/d/yyyy h:mm:ss tt. Check MSDN for more information on custom date formats.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that, by looking at your code, I think you are trying to format the date into just the date, which can be achieved using the
ToString method on DateTime:
string todaysDate = DateTime.Now.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy"); // todaysDate will contain "06/05/2013"