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The method is used to get return a formatted date from Umbraco's XML.


LongDate(String date);


LongDate(String date, bool includeTime, String separator);

String    date - date from Umbraco XML.
Boolean   includeTime - include the time as well as the date.
String    separator - character(s) to separate date and time components.

Return value

The method returns a string in the form:

22 April 2006 18:43:00


<xsl:value-of select="umbraco.library:LongDate(data[@alias='PublishDate']/text(), 1, ' ')"/>

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