I am looking at "MetaInfo" field of SharePoint 2010 document and what I found out that all date fields are being stored in below format. What I am interested in parsing this value to actual date.



Is there a way I can convert this valid DateTimetetime object?

Below is the sample code on fetching "MetaInfo"

using (ClientContext clientContext = new ClientContext(siteUrl))
    List spList = clientContext.Web.Lists.GetByTitle(listTitle);


    var item = spList.GetItemById(1);
  • Where are you seeing this MetaInfo? From the content database column MetaInfo or ows_MetaInfo in an item's XML schema? The above MetaInfo looks incomplete.
    – user6024
    Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 19:59
  • I am using SharePoint CSOM and seeing this as one of the field of SharePont's Item object Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 20:01
  • Can you be a bit more descriptive? Are you seeing this in SPItem.Properties? Somewhere else?
    – user6024
    Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 20:02
  • Updated my question with sample code. Commented Mar 26, 2018 at 20:05
  • Thanks. Unfortunately the value is generated and compressed within unmanaged code so I'm not sure what format the value represents -- it doesn't appear to represent filetime, which is how OpenXml stores the value.
    – user6024
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 14:37

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MetaInfo is a field that contains the metadata information that is associated with the SharePoint list item.

It returns value in GUID format and not date format.

public static readonly Guid MetaInfo
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    This is not an answer to the question that was asked.
    – user6024
    Commented Mar 27, 2018 at 4:10

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