Displaying a Date

Many people ask me how I get the day of the week and the full date to display on my web sites, well, it's easy.  Simply put the following three lines of code in your ASP page and presto!

var_date=date() 'get the current date
var_date=FormatDateTime(var_date,1)
Response.Write(var_date)

Formating options are:

VB Constant Name Value Description
vbGeneralDate 0 Display a date and/or time. If there is a date part, display it as a short date. If there is a time part, display it as a long time. If present, both parts are displayed.
vbLongDate 1 Display a date using the long date format specified in your computer's regional settings.
vbShortDate 2 Display a date using the short date format specified in your computer's regional settings.
vbLongTime 3 Display a time using the time format specified in your computer's regional settings.
vbShortTime 4 Display a time using the 24-hour format (hh:mm).

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