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Posted on 2006-10-19
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Hi,

I need to create a unique filename based on the exact time ie;

03:13

to this...

031334

This is for a unique filename.
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Question by:nickmarshall
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by:Kinger247
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Could try something like :

        Dim FileName As String
        Dim RND As New System.Random

        FileName = Now.Hour.ToString.PadLeft(2, "0"c) & Now.Minute.ToString.PadLeft(2, "0"c) & Now.Second.ToString.PadLeft(2, "0"c) & RND.Next(1, 1000)

        Console.WriteLine(FileName)

this also adds a random number at the end ..
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Dim sFolderPath As String = "C:\Test"
Dim sFileName As String = String.Format("{0}\{1}.extention",sFolderPath,now.Ticks.ToString)
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by:nickmarshall
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Hi,

thanks for this.  Would I also be able to add in front the date in numerices ie; 01112006
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Ravi Singh earned 200 total points
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Try:

Dim FileName As String = Now.ToString("ddMMyyyy hhmmss")

(You can remove the space in the ToString parameter if you dont want to seperate the date and time...)
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