System Date/Time

This is a discussion on System Date/Time within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; Ok, I tried doing the following: Code: SYSTEMTIME sys; CString datetime; datetime.Empty(); datetime.Format("%i/%i/%i", sys.wMonth, sys.wDay, sys.wYear); GetSystemTime(&sys); AfxMessageBox(datetime); to display ...

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    System Date/Time

    Ok, I tried doing the following:

    Code:
    	SYSTEMTIME sys;
    	CString datetime;
    
    	datetime.Empty();
    	datetime.Format("%i/%i/%i", sys.wMonth, sys.wDay, sys.wYear);
    
    	GetSystemTime(&sys);
    	AfxMessageBox(datetime);
    to display the current time/date at the time the action occurs. But what I get is something like: "5248/5248/5248" w/o the quotes. I looked up the SYSTEMTIME structure and the GetSystemTime(...) function, but I don't understand what I am actually doing wrong.

    So my question is, does anyone have any idea as to why it isn't showing the current date?

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    You are writing unintialised values to your string, then calling the routine that initialises them, do it the other way round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianxw
    You are writing unintialised values to your string, then calling the routine that initialises them, do it the other way round.
    Thank you a lot! That fixed it greatly. I hate making those mistakes....

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