Ok...I am still having some trouble with the date format for my app. It is saving the date in the correct format, mm/dd/yyyy as a datetime. I take in the data into a dataset from the database. I output the date in a msgbox, appears correct. When i throw it into the datagrid to be displayed, it adds a extra 12:00 am on the end of it. I tried to manipulate the variable contents but it doesnt like being told it has more than 8 characters. Its becoming kind of frustrating. Thanks for any input.