We forgot to consider a thing or two.
Writing a variable of type DateTime to memory will always be much slower than writing a string since a string can be stored/retrieved directly while a DateType needs to be converted AND boxed as an object. Reading back a DateTime variable requires 1) unboxing of the object which contains the DateTime structure. 2) conversion of the DateTime variable into something viewable in a given format.
Imported from legacy forums. Posted by Ghislain (had 1651 views)