How to remember installation date

When you install a software it can sometimes be useful to remember the installation date. In Visual Installer you can do it by using the %DATE variable, which retrieves the current date from the system during an installation. The contents of the %DATE variable can then be stored in the Registry or in an INI file.

If you want to store the current date in the Registry during the installation, you can enter a line like this in Visual Installer’s Registry tab:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MyCompany\MySoftware :: InstallationDate=”%DATE

See also the picture below (the screen dump is from the Registry tab):

The 'Registry' tab in Visual Installer

The %DATE variable will be replaced with the current date when your files are installed in the end user’s computer. The picture below shows how it may look like:

The Windows Registry

See also
> Variables in Visual Installer

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