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Read current date field format in document

How to get current date format in word document Date and time fields?

@ccuster68,

Please ZIP and upload your sample Word DOCX document (containing the date and time fields) here for testing. Please also elaborate a bit more, what date format do you expect Aspose.Words to return in this case? We will then investigate the scenario on our end and provide you more information.

Hi @awais.hafeez, I found more specifically, if the field is type FieldTime, the field.Format.DateTimeFormat is null. You can check with the attached file.
Thank You,
Charles Date Field Handling.zip (9.8 KB)

@ccuster68,

Please try running the following code with the latest (21.10) version of Aspose.Words for .NET?

Document doc = new Document("C:\\Temp\\Date Field Handling\\Date Field Handling.docx");

foreach (Field field in doc.Range.Fields)
{
    if (field.Type == FieldType.FieldDate)
    {
        FieldDate date = (FieldDate)field;
        Console.WriteLine(field.Type + " -> " + date.Format.DateTimeFormat);
    }

    if (field.Type == FieldType.FieldTime)
    {
        FieldTime time = (FieldTime)field;
        Console.WriteLine(field.Type + " -> " + time.Format.DateTimeFormat);
    }
}

It produces the following output on my end:

FieldDate -> M/d/yyyy h:mm am/pm
FieldTime ->
FieldTime -> dddd, MMMM d, yyyy

Please also check the following screenshot that was taken from inside MS Word 2019:

Hi @awais.hafeez
I understand now that Word is not sending the format over. Thank you for your time. You can close this.

@ccuster68,

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