I'm struggling with what I suspect is a simple datetime conversion. I have datestamps with the format: Oct 29, 2012 3:59:48 PM PDT. The PDT timezone is throwing me off. It sounds like timezone abbreviations of this sort are not supported under .NET. Is that correct? What's the simplest way of getting this converted over to a proper datetime object?
To my knowledge, they aren't supported. That means there's not going to be a simple way, unfortunately. This is something you might consider taking over to StackOverflow – I imagine some dev somewhere has had to solve this.