Hi,<BR><BR>I use a textbox to let the user enter his birthdate into a form in german format (dd.mm.yy). Now I try to validate the date via try and catch using Date.Parse(datevar).<BR><BR>What happens is, that the date is always checked in mm.dd.yy format and so 24.12.03 is invalid, even though it is correct.<BR><BR>I set the W2K regional settings right (per user and default), but it still does not work. Any ideas?<BR><BR>TIA<BR>Thomas