FileDateTime Function

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Returns a Variant (Date) that indicates the date and time when a file was created or last modified.

Syntax

FileDateTime ( pathname )

The required pathnameargument is a string expression that specifies a file name. The pathname may include the directory or folder, and the drive.

Example

Note: Examples that follow demonstrate the use of this function in a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) module. For more information about working with VBA, select Developer Reference in the drop-down list next to Search and enter one or more terms in the search box.

This example uses the FileDateTime function to determine the date and time a file was created or last modified. The format of the date and time displayed is based on the locale settings of your system.

Dim MyStamp
' Assume TESTFILE was last modified on February 12, 1993
' at 4:35:47 PM.
' Assume English/U.S. locale settings.
MyStamp = FileDateTime("TESTFILE")
' Returns "2/12/93 4:35:47 PM".
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