Notes on the Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls.DateTimeControl

It’s quite nice that this control is available to use in my own pages/web parts, but there are issues:

Here we have in microcosm my problems with Microsoft and date/times – an assumption of the local region, and date time controls that would never be empty, right? I had exactly these same problems when writing an Outlook 2003 to SharePoint 2007 integration too. Makes me a bit annoyed! Especially as we have nullable types! Quit screwing around with DateTimes being structs, make them objects and just return me a bloody null if nothing has been selected!

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Notes on the Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls.DateTimeControl