This page is specific to the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Language Reference for Office 2010.
Returns a Variant (Date) containing the current system date.
To set the system date, use the Date statement.
Date, and if the calendar is Gregorian, Date$ behavior is unchanged by the Calendar property setting. If the calendar is Hijri, Date$ returns a 10-character string of the form mm-dd-yyyy, where mm (01-12), dd (01-30) and yyyy (1400-1523) are the Hijri month, day and year. The equivalent Gregorian range is Jan 1, 1980 through Dec 31, 2099.
This example uses the Date function to return the current system date.
Dim MyDate MyDate = Date ' MyDate contains the current system date.