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function StrToDateDef(const S: string; const Default: TDateTime): TDateTime;
function StrToDateDef(const S: string; const Default: TDateTime;
const AFormatSettings: TFormatSettings): TDateTime;


extern DELPHI_PACKAGE System::TDateTime __fastcall StrToDateDef(const System::UnicodeString S, const System::TDateTime Default)/* overload */;


Type Visibility Source Unit Parent
function public
System.SysUtils System.SysUtils


Converts a string to a TDateTime value, with default error.

Call StrToDateDef to parse a string that specifies a date. If S does not contain a valid date, StrToDateDef returns Default.

S must consist of two or three numbers, separated by the character defined by the DateSeparator global variable or its TFormatSettings equivalent. The order for month, day, and year is determined by the ShortDateFormat global variable or its TFormatSettings equivalent--possible combinations are m/d/y, d/m/y, and y/m/d.

If S contains only two numbers, it is interpreted as a date (m/d or d/m) in the current year.

Year values from 0 through 99 are converted using TwoDigitYearCenturyWindow. This value is stored either in a global variable (first form) or as a field in the AFormatSettings parameter (second form). See "Currency and Date-Time Formatting Variables" for more information.

The first form of StrToDateDef is not thread-safe, because it uses localization information contained in global variables. The second form of StrToDateDef, which is thread-safe, refers to localization information contained in the AFormatSettings parameter. Before calling the thread-safe form of StrToDateDef, you must populate AFormatSettings with localization information. To populate AFormatSettings with a set of default locale values, call TFormatSettings.Create.

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