Formatting a datetime string in the YYYYMMDD format
I'm working with some strange APIs that requires the dates to be sent in the YYYYMMDD format.
I was thinking of doing something like this:
string date = string.Concat(DateTime.Now.Year, DateTime.Now.Month, DateTime.Now.Day);
Is there a better practice?
Be careful when calling `DateTime.Now` several times like this. For example, if `DateTime.Now.Month` is called just before the midnight of 31 January and `DateTime.Now.Day` after the midnight, you will get the date like `20120101`. It's unlikely, but certainly possible.