Solved

Compare filename date to todays date

Posted on 2015-02-22
2
52 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-22
I am trying to make a personal reminder program.
Compare file names to todays date

I have files that are saved with the files date as the name
the file names are loaded into a listbox
02-20-2015.rtf
02-21-2015.rtf
02-22-2015.rtf
02-20-2016.rtf


 Private Sub lstTasks_Click()
   Dim myDate As Date
        myDate = Len(lstTasks.Text) - 4 'minus extension        
    If myDate = Date Then ' a new task to handle
        Call MsgBox("You have a scheduled task to consider", vbInformation, "Needs attention")
        'call load the rtf file here to richtextbox
    End If
End Sub

this code produces
Debug.Print myDate = 1/9/1900
how can this be fixed ?
0
Comment
Question by:isnoend2001
2 Comments
 
LVL 49

Accepted Solution

by:
Rgonzo1971 earned 500 total points
ID: 40625133
Hi,

pls try

myDate = DateValue(Left(lstTasks.Text, Len(lstTasks.Text) - 4))

Regards
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:isnoend2001
ID: 40625138
Thanks
I have found this:
myDate = CDate(Left$(lstTasks.Text, Len(lstTasks.Text) - 4)) and it also works
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Introduction In a recent article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_7811-A-Better-Concatenate-Function.html) for the Excel community, I showed an improved version of the Excel Concatenate() function.  While writing that article I realized that no o…
Background What I'm presenting in this article is the result of 2 conditions in my work area: We have a SQL Server production environment but no development or test environment; andWe have an MS Access front end using tables in SQL Server but we a…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Outlook using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Microsoft Outlook. Using automation, an Access applic…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Excel using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Excel. Using automation, an Access application can laun…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now