I’ve spent a huge number of hours over the past few days trying to get to grips with the unimaginable complexity of DateTime conversion from strings and understanding string operators for a really simple application - but failed! The generic Dot Net Web site is unhelpfully technical, full of jargon that, to a non-programmer, is unintelligible, and not specific to UiPath. The UiPath reference guidance is woefully inadequate.
It’s clear to me that a comprehensive UiPath reference document is needed that identifies all the available string and date operators, explains (to non-programmers) how they are used in UiPath and under what circumstances. When there appears to be several different functions (or variations of one function) to achieve the same end, what method is advised and where will some of them fail?
For example, how is one expected to know that conversion of a UK-formatted date string (en-GB culture) requires importing the System.Globalization namespace!! Also required are more intelligible compiler errors (when it’s complaining about “late binding” for example, what on earth does that mean, or more pointedly, what remedial adjustment is required to the VB expression? If all these things need to be learned and applied, they need to be explained explicitly, comprehensively and succinctly. This will avoid what I’ve had to resort to, extensive trial and error. It’s not enough to rely on posting to the discussion group - all too often the replies beg more questions than they answer.