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Developer's Guide to Microsoft® Enterprise Library, Visual Basic® Edition by Fernando Simonazzi, Bob Brumfield, Grigori Melnik, Nicolas Botto, Chris Tavares, Erik Renaud, Alex Homer

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Chapter 6. Banishing Validation Complication

Introduction

If you happen to live in the U.S. and I told you that the original release date of version 2.0 of Enterprise Library was 13/01/2006, you’d wonder if I’d invented some new kind of calendar. Perhaps they added a new month to the calendar without you noticing (which I’d like to call Plutember in honor of the now-downgraded ninth planet). Of course, in many other countries around the world, 13/01/2006 is a perfectly valid date in January. This validation issue is well known and the solution probably seems obvious, but I once worked with an application that used dates formatted in the U.S. mm/dd/yyyy pattern for the filenames of reports it generated, and defaulted to opening the report for the ...

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