DelphiBasics
Now
Function
Gives the current date and time SysUtils unit
 function Now : TDateTime;
Description
The Now function returns the current date and time in the local time zone.
 
The returned TDateTime type can be manipulated and displayed by many SysUtil and DateUtils routines.
Related commands
Date Gives the current date
Time Gives the current time
Tomorrow Gives the date tomorrow
Yesterday Gives the date yesterday
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Example code : Show the current date and time
// Full Unit code.
// -----------------------------------------------------------
// You must store this code in a unit called Unit1 with a form
// called Form1 that has an OnCreate event called FormCreate.
 
unit Unit1;
 
interface
 
uses
  SysUtils,   // Unit containing the Now command
  Forms, Dialogs;
 
type
  TForm1 = class(TForm)
    procedure FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
  end;
 
var
  
Form1: TForm1;
 
implementation
{$R *.dfm} // Include form definitions
 
procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);

var
  today : TDateTime;
begin
  today := Now;
  ShowMessage('today has date = '+DateToStr(today));
  ShowMessage('today has time = '+TimeToStr(today));
end;
 
end.
Hide full unit code
   today has date = 12/10/2002
   today has time = 13:37:25
 
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