function ReadDate(const Section, Ident: string; Default: TDateTime): TDateTime Section: Section name Ident: Property name (key) Default: Value used as a result when the key has not been found Result: Value of a key (if successful) or Default (if not)
This function will try to read a TDateTime value from specified section and key
If it fails to do so for some reason, the Default value is returned.
Note that TDateTime is equivalent to Double.
Important: Result is a number of days that have passed since 1899-12-30 till date under the key in the ini file. Because of that, it's probably a good idea to use ReadString to read a clarified date. You could also encode it using one of the available Functions
example.ini in soldatserver's root folder
const // assuming Sandboxed Level < 2 PATH = 'example.ini'; var Ini: TIniFile; temp: TDateTime; // could as well be temp: Double; begin Ini := File.CreateINI(PATH); temp := Ini.ReadDate('ModConfig','Created',FALSE); // temp = 41507.0 Ini.Free; end.