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Get System Date Format

Hi Experts,

Is there a way to get the setting for the short date format from Windows?

I need the dates displayed in my program customized to the region the program is being used in.

For example....mm/dd/yyyy, dd/mm/yy, dd/mm/yyyy, etc...

Or is there a way to send a date/string to Windows and have it return a formatted date?

Please no MFC.


1 Solution
You can do that using either 'setlocale()' like

char* pszDateTime = setlocale(LC_TIME, NULL);

or 'GetLocaleInfo()'.

To have Windows format the output automatically using

TCHAR g_szBuf1[MAX_STR];
  LOCALE_USER_DEFAULT,  // the locale for which the formatting is
                        //    being done
  DATE_LONGDATE,        // date format (long, short, ...)
  NULL,                 // the date to be formatted (here current
                        //    system date)
  NULL,                 // style of date format
  g_szBuf1,             // output buffer
  MAX_STR               // size of output buffer
MessageBox(NULL, g_szBuf1, TEXT("Long date format"), MB_OK);

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