Definition: Returns an expression formatted as a date or time.


The .NET Framework enables you to create a vast array of custom date formats, far too many to cover in this introductory guide. Fortunately, you can create the four basic date-time formats without having to use any fancy (and sometimes confusing) custom formatting strings. Instead, just employ the four methods shown below:


$a = (get-date). tolongdatestring ()
$a = (get-date). toshortdatestring()
$a = (get-date). tolongtimestring()
$a = (get-date). toshorttimestring()


When you run these commands and then echo back the values of $ a youshould get something similar to the following, in order:


Wednesday, September 13, 2006
7:57:25 PM
7:57 PM