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Globally overriding default datetime formatting

Most people usually do not have access to the server’s locale settings. so if you need to programatically change the global default behaviour of datetime tostring or various locale properties, there is a simple way to do this. 

All you need is to add the following code to global.asax
void Application_BeginRequest(object sender, EventArgs e)
var customCulture = new System.Globalization.CultureInfo(“en-US”);
var DFI = System.Globalization.DateTimeFormatInfo.CurrentInfo.Clone() as System.Globalization.DateTimeFormatInfo;
DFI.DateSeparator = “/”;
DFI.ShortDatePattern = “dd/MM/yyyy”;
DFI.ShortTimePattern = DFI.LongTimePattern = “HH:mm:ss”;
customCulture.DateTimeFormat = DFI;
System.Threading.Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentCulture = customCulture;
System.Threading.Thread.CurrentThread.CurrentUICulture = customCulture;

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