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how to convert FileDate to String ?
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ZifNab earned 0 total points
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Hi omsec,

you can do the following :

convert it to TDateTime and then convert it to string :

e.g.

function FileDateToDateTime(FileDate: Integer): TDateTime;
procedure DateTimeToString(var NewString: string; const Format: string; DateTime: TDateTime);

Or

FileDate is integer, so just convert integer to string :

function IntToStr(Value: Integer): string;

But I guess the first proposal is more appropriate.

Regards, ZiF.
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by:omsec
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i know the first function, but what's FileDate : Integer ? Where does it come from, shouldn't there be a function that expects a File - Var ?
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by:ZifNab
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Ah,

I thought you already had the date of a file because your talking about FileDate.

You can get the FileDate with FileGetDate or through the Time field of the TSearchRec.

e.g.

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var SearchRec : TSearchRec;
    Date_of_File : TDateTime;
    stDate_of_file : shortstring;
begin
if OpenDialog1.Execute then begin
  FindFirst(Opendialog1.FileName, faAnyFile, SearchRec);
  Date_of_file := FileDateToDateTime(searchRec.Time);
  stDate_of_file := DateToStr(Date_of_file);
  showmessage(stDate_of_file);
 end;
end;

You can make it shorter offcourse.

Zif.
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by:omsec
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i don't have a TSearch-Object, it's a simple File Handle (untyped FILE) So how to get the time from this ?
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by:ZifNab
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then you need to use FileDate := GetFileDate({handle})
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