VB.Net program to print date and time in 'dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss' format using Format() function

Here, we are going to learn how to print date and time in 'dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss' format using Format() function in VB.Net?
Submitted by Nidhi, on December 06, 2020

Here, we used the Format() function, which is used to get formatted date and time based on style argument.


Format(Date, StyleArg)


  • Date: Given the date object.
  • StyleArg: String Argument, which is used to specify the date format.

Return Value:

The Format() function will return formatted date time in the form of a string.

Program/Source Code:

The source code to print date and time in 'dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss' format using Format() function is given below. The given program is compiled and executed successfully.

'VB.Net program to print date and time in 
'"dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss" format using Format() function.

Module Module1

    Sub Main()
        Dim strDate As String
        Dim D As Date

        D = Date.Now

        strDate = Format(D, "General Date")
    End Sub

End Module


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In the above program, we created a module Module1 that contains a Main() method. In the Main() method, we created two variables strDate and D. Here, we assigned the current date and time into the "D" object of Date class using Date.Now.

strDate = Format(D, "General Date")

In the above code, we used function Format(), here we passed date object "D" and style argument "General Date" that will return date in  "dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss" format after we printed the formatted date and time on the console screen.

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