[dba-VB] VB.Net Date/time in specific format

jwcolby jwcolby at colbyconsulting.com
Mon May 5 10:59:03 CDT 2008

Thanks, worked perfectly.

John W. Colby

Shamil Salakhetdinov wrote:
> Hi John,
> This should be it:
> Dim dt as String = string.Format("{0:yyyyMMdd-hhmmss}", DateTime.Now)
> Console.WriteLine(dt)   
> --
> Shamil
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> Subject: [dba-VB] VB.Net Date/time in specific format
> I need to get the current date / time in a format that does not include 
> : or /, IOW "20030123-082347".  I need it in this format for appending 
> to a file name so that the name is unique and sorts in the directory.
> Has anyone already done this, or know how it is done?  I can get the 
> year part etc., but I am not finding hour, minute or second, and I am 
> just wondering if someone has code already built.

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