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Weird Date Variable Value

Posted on 2004-10-15
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Hi,

I have a client that is using Windows XP Home to run our VB6 application. The VB6 app has a constant declared:

Global Const gcDemoExpire As Date = Empty

On this clients computer I've put a message box to display the value of gcDemoExpire and its value is 12am. This is not the case on any of our development computers (where the value is 00:00:00), nor any other client computers that I'm aware of.

Anyone have any ideas why a date type constant defined as Empty has a non zero value?

TIA.

Mark.
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Both 00:00:00 and 12AM are 0 values.

The problem is that the client's computer's system locale is interpreting times in a short form (I'll bet the clock in the taskbar shows a similar time format).

Use MsgBox Format(myDate, "hh:mm:ss") to display it correctly.

HTH

J.
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Thanks jimbobmcgee.

It's not that I didn't know how to format it, it's that I'd expected an 'Empty' date to equal zero under any conditions... you live and learn.
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