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I have the following code: thisDate = new Date(); var isToday:String; isToday = thisDate.getDate().toString() + "/" + thisDate.getMonth().toString() + "/" + thisDate.getFullYear().toString(); Alert.show(isToday); For some strange reason it is populating with 9/3/2008???? I added the alert to make sure. Any suggestions would be appreciated....

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    Default Help with Today's Date Display

    I have the following code:

    thisDate = new Date();
    var isToday:String;
    isToday = thisDate.getDate().toString() + "/" + thisDate.getMonth().toString()
    + "/" + thisDate.getFullYear().toString();
    Alert.show(isToday);

    For some strange reason it is populating with 9/3/2008????

    I added the alert to make sure. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    kdennis4 Guest

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    Default Re: Help with Today's Date Display

    Well first off you have your string mixed up, month comes before date. So that
    should be
    var isToday:String = thisDate.getMonth().toString() + "/" +
    thisDate.getDate().toString() + "/" + thisDate.getFullYear().toString();

    Then the second thing to take note of is something straight out of the live
    docs with the month.
    month : Number
    The month (0 for January, 1 for February, and so on) portion of a Date object
    according to local time.

    They start at 0 not 1. So you have two options either always add one to the
    month for the correct month if showing the number like that or format the date
    using a DateFormatter before you alert it. Which could be done like so.

    var df:DateFormatter = new DateFormatter();
    df.formatString = "MM/DD/YYYY";
    Alert.show(df.format(new Date()), "Full Date");

    Hope this helps.

    Kaotic101 Guest

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