I am trying to parse some dates that are coming out of a document. It would appear users have entered these dates in a similar but not exact format.
here are the formats:
9/09 9/2009 09/2009 9/1/2009 9-1-2009
What is the best way to go about trying to parse all of these? These seem to be the most common, but I guess what is hanging me up is that if i have a pattern of "M/yyyy" wont that always catch before "MM/yyyy" Do I have to set up my try/catch blocks nested in a least restrictive to most restrictive way? it seems like it sure is going to take a lot of code duplication to get this right.