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ReSharper 8 - Formatting Specifier Completion

Took advantage of a nice feature in ReSharper 8 today.

I wanted to grab the current DateTime and display the time only, in 12-hour format with seconds and AM/PM. But I don’t do it often and couldn’t remember the exact format off the top of my head. So I typed DateTime.Now.ToString(" and paused for a moment to think…

And lo’ and behold, ReSharper came to the rescue. I totally forgot about a new feature called “formatting specifier completion”. You get an intellisense-format drop-down, with applicable format strings (in this case, formats that could be applied to DateTime values) and a sample of what each looks like when applied.

If you’re new to ReSharper 8, or you haven’t heard of this feature, you can read more about it here.


Grant Winney

Grant Winney

I write when I've got something to share - a personal project, a solution to a difficult problem, or just an idea. We learn by doing and sharing. We've all got something to contribute.

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