Convert Date Time to Json using ASP.NET MVC and Jquery

Today, I was working with the C# DateTime datatype and Jquery, where I wanted to return DateTime as Json. I ended up getting dates in the format like \/Date(1845396695590)\/ or \/Date(1198908717056)\/.

After my little search on the internet, I found out that the value returned were actually date time value in milliseconds along with some special characters like ‘\/’,'()’ and ‘Date’.


The solutions are many, I will just point out one of the easiest and efficient method which I chose to use in my application.

var milliseconds = "/Date(1245398693390)/".replace(/\/Date\((-?\d+)\)\//, '$1');
var actualDate = new Date(parseInt(milliseconds ));

Also you might need to have a look at the Date Object of javascript, here’s a link to it.

Hope this helps :)