DATE$ = “DD-MM-YY”
DATE$ = “DD/MM/YY”
Set the date of the internal clock/calendar.
DD, MM and YY are numbers, for example: DATE$ = “28-2-2011” The date is set to “1-1-2000” on power up.
With a CGCOLORMAX the current date will be automatically set on power up because of the RTC hardware.
Returns the current date based on MMBasic’s internal clock as a string in the form “DD-MM-YYYY”. For example, “28-02-2011”.
The internal clock/calendar will keep track of the time and date including leap years.
You can get the current date and time using the DATE$ and TIME$ functions and you can set them by assigning the new date and time to them. Hardware (CGCOLORMAX) with the battery backed clock will never loose the time. On Maximites without RTC hardware (CGMMSTICK) the calendar will start from midnight 1st Jan 2000 on power up.