Ey guys, having some problems with formatting a string and passing it to a label. Here is my code: Code: NSDateFormatter *formatter = [[NSDateFormatter alloc] init]; [formatter setDateFormat:@"HH:mm:ss"]; NSLog(@"%@", [formatter stringFromDate:d]); //outputs everything properly [formatter release]; NSString *minsToGoLabelTextStr = [[NSString alloc] initWithString:[formatter stringFromDate:d]]; minsToGo.text = minsToGoLabelTextStr;//problem here [minsToGoLabelText release]; [minsToGoLabelTextStr release]; The NSLog that I have noted in the code above works perfectly, but I am having trouble assigning it to the minsToGo label. I believe I am passing in a string but have no idea why its not working. Even this doesn't work: Code: minsToGo.text = [formatter stringFromDate:d]; I bet it is something really stupid or simple that I am overlooking, if so I am sorry, but I am just not seeing the problem. Any help appreciated. Thanks!