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I have recently been working on a MVC / Bootstrap project, which is UK only.

Despite adding the following code to web.config, filling out a form with a DateTime in it still failed on a parsing error.

I had to set a custom model binder, because by default MVC doesn’t look at the current ui culture when model binding:

This has implications if you are using dates in URL’s, which I am not on this project, so it will suffice for now.

I also had to change the jquery validation, I installed the Jquery.Validation.AdditionalMethods nuget package and included the additional-methods.js script in my jQueryVal bundle:

I get a feeling that this could be improved, but on my UK only site, I think its good for now. Note to self: read up on the way that URLs and model binding works. There may be a more elegant solution in there somewhere…

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I have been working as a software developer since 1983. This blog could have been called “From Fortran 77, C and Cobol to C# in 20 (not so) easy years”, but it doesn’t sound quite right somehow. Besides I’m talking about what’s happened since 2003, not before!

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