HttpWebRequest request.Date Not Does not honor string format - by lwoodb

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ID 776389 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 1/11/2013 5:27:45 PM
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The HttpWebRequest request.Date header can be only get modified in .NET Framework 4 and according to the documentation, the System.Net namespace will always write this header as standard form using GMT (UTC) format. So, whatever you can do to format your date as you want, won't work!

In other .NET framework versions you won't be able to modify the HttpWebRequest request.Date header because it will use the actual date in correct GMT (UTC) format unless you use a kind of hack to set your own date and format 

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Posted by Peter [MSFT] on 6/3/2013 at 12:55 PM
As you've noticed, the HttpWebRequest header is a DateTime object, not a string. As a result, the parsing you're doing won't do anything useful; you're constructing a specific string, and then carefully parsing it, but what you end up with is a DateTime object.

Per the comments on StackOverflow, you might try setting the x-amx-date value instead.
Posted by Microsoft on 1/13/2013 at 11:16 PM
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Posted by Microsoft on 1/11/2013 at 5:51 PM
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