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get today day to a variable in vb.net

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hi all , how can i get today's day in a variable in vb.net

 Dim dia As New System.DateTime

i need the day for today in dd/mm/aaaa format

thank you a lot
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Question by:edo60
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by:urir10
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dia = datetime.now()
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by:John (Yiannis) Toutountzoglou
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try this
Dim dt As Date = Now
        Me.TextBox1.Text = dt.ToString("dd/MM/yyyy")
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by:John (Yiannis) Toutountzoglou
John (Yiannis) Toutountzoglou earned 200 total points
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more clearly
Dim dia As Date = Now
        dia = dia.ToString("dd/MM/yyyy")
        Me.TextBox1.Text = dia
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Zhaolai earned 300 total points
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You can't get a DateTime variable with formatting like "dd/mm/aaaa". A string variable will do, like the one @jtoutou posted. Or
 
Dim dia As String = Today.Date.ToString("dd/MM/yyyy")

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by:Mohamed Abowarda
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Try the following:
Dim d As Date = Now                 'Date
Dim day As Short = d.Date.Day       'Day
Dim month As Short = d.Date.Month   'Month
Dim year As Short = d.Date.Year     'Year

MsgBox(day.ToString("00") & "/" & month.ToString("00") & "/" & year.ToString("0000"))

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by:edo60
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thank you all
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by:John (Yiannis) Toutountzoglou
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Or deppending on your system setting (if this is you format ) you can use dia.ToShortDateString (for  variable always as a stirng Variable...)
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by:Mohamed Abowarda
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BTW, the code I posted do the same.
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