VBScript FormatDateTime Function


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It is a function that helps the developers to format and return a valid date and time expression.

Syntax

FormatDateTime(date,format) 

Parameter Description

  • date, a Required Parameter.

  • format, an Optional Parameter. The Value that specifies the date or time format to be used. It can take the following values −

    • 0 = vbGeneralDate - Default.

    • 1 = vbLongDate - Returns date.

    • 2 = vbShortDate - Returns date.

    • 3 = vbLongTime - Returns time.

    • 4 = vbShortTime - Returns time.

Example

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
   <body>
      <script language = "vbscript" type = "text/vbscript">
         d = ("2013-08-15 20:25")
         document.write("Line 1 : " & FormatDateTime(d) & " <br />")
         document.write("Line 2 : " & FormatDateTime(d,1) & "<br />")
         document.write("Line 3 : " & FormatDateTime(d,2) & "<br />")
         document.write("Line 4 : " & FormatDateTime(d,3) & "<br />")
         document.write("Line 5 : " & FormatDateTime(d,4) & "<br />")
       
      </script>
   </body>
</html>

When you save it as .html and execute it in Internet Explorer, then the above script will produce the following result −

Line 1 : 15/08/2013 8:25:00 PM 
Line 2 : Thursday, 15 August 2013
Line 3 : 15/08/2013
Line 4 : 8:25:00 PM
Line 5 : 20:25
vbscript_date.htm
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