Display forward slash (‘/’) in date under VB6

When want to show forward slash (‘/’) in date, I use the code below:


However above code will return 31-01-2008, this is because forward slash “/” will replace by default separator in local PC if default date seperator is “-“.

To check your default date seperator, go to : Control Panel->Regional Settings->Customize->Date-> “Date seperator” in Short date format


You would not see the problem if your local PC date seperator is “/”.

In order to ensure system print the forward slash in date,use the code below:


The code will give 31/01/2008 no matter what is the date seperator.

Reference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/102045

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