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I sometimes need to type the current date + time in MySQL format, ie. YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM.

Before I write one myself, does someone know of a Windows applet that does this, so I could just double-click on it, and paste the clipboard elsewhere?

Thank you.

Edit: Turns out it was pretty easy to do in Freebasic, although it's a console applet instead of a GUI applet:

#include "vbcompat.bi"
#include "windows.bi"

Sub ClearClipboard(hwnd As HWND = NULL)
End Sub

Sub WriteClipboard(Text As String, CPFormat As Integer = CF_TEXT, hWnd As HWND = NULL)        
    Var hGlobalClip = GlobalAlloc(GMEM_MOVEABLE Or GMEM_SHARE, Len(Text)+1)        
    Var lpMem = GlobalLock(hGlobalClip)
    CopyMemory(lpMem, StrPtr(Text), Len(text))
    SetClipboardData(CPFormat, hGlobalClip)
End Sub        

Dim a As Double = Now()
Dim CurrentDateTime as String

CurrentDateTime = Format(a, "yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm")
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Answers belong in the answer box. –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Jun 1 '11 at 10:24
I always thought applet refereed to the java specification? Maybe just me... –  slotishtype Jun 1 '11 at 11:14

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I quickly made an HTA utility to do that named GetMySQLDateTime using VBScript. Feel free to use/modify/redistribute it for any purpose. As it's a HTA, you may directly modify the code using any text editor.


Usage: Just run it and the string will be on your clipboard. Click "Refresh" button to update it.

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