[Mono-dev] Marshaling DateTime type

Raja R Harinath harinath at hurrynot.org
Wed Oct 15 09:46:20 EDT 2008


Robert Jordan <robertj at gmx.net> writes:

> FirstName LastName wrote:
>> What would be the best equivalent unmanaged type (linux and windows)
>> to use if I want to marshal a DateTime in the managed world (.NET,
>> mono)?
> You can't marshal DateTime directly because its internal representation
> is different between runtimes *and* profiles. Use DateTime.Tick (an
> int64) or a similar era-based representation.

But, IIRC, strangely enough, arrays of DateTimes should serialize fine.
So, you might be better of using a one-element DateTime array.

- Hari

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