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    Registry Value for Date

    I am using VB 6.0 with Visual Studio Installer to install an Application.
    During the Installation I have the option of writing Keys/Values to the Registry.

    It appears that Value types are

    a. String
    b. Binary
    c. DWORD (integer)

    I want to enter a Registry value that represents the Current Date (Date of Installation).
    How do I do it?

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    Convert Date to String

    You will need to store the Date value as a String type in the Registry; there are no Registry objects that directly store a date.
    Stephen H. Stubbs
    Software Systems Engineer
    Smith Engineering, LLC

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    You don't have to store the date as a string, although you certainly may. You may also encode it in a binary format and store the raw bytes. This requires more effort to code, but makes it more difficult for your users to change the date.
    Phil Weber
    http://www.philweber.com

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