How enable DateTime parasing in the format dd.MM.yyyy?

Jun 25, 2013 at 10:44 AM
Dates are parsed correctly if enterd in this format MM.dd.yyyy. I would prefer to use dd.MM.yyyy. Can this be accomplished?

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Jan 7, 2015 at 1:52 PM
any update on this ? (is a thing I need)
Feb 9 at 10:34 PM
Edited Feb 9 at 10:37 PM
Hi, any update on this?

I'm having to force users to use MM.dd.yyyy instead of their own locale format.