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FileDateTime Function

This page is specific to the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Language Reference for Office 2010.

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

Syntax

FileDateTime(pathname)

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

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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