Date Functions
/documentation/pages/Ref/Client_Api/Core Libraries/Date Functions/index.xml
Alpha Anywhere extends the JavaScript Date object with several methods.
- (Date Subtraction)
/documentation/pages/Ref/Xbasic/Operators/Date Operators/- (Date Subtraction).xml
Date subtraction produces a date value or number by subtracting an integral or fractional number of Days from Operand1.
Date Class
/documentation/pages/Ref/Client_Api/Javascript Extensions/Date/index.xml
Methods to extend the native date variable.
Prompt for a Date
/documentation/pages/Guides/Desktop/Design/Prompt/Prompt for a Date.xml
The Prompt for a Date action will prompt the user for a date and store it in a character variable. Use the CTOD() function to convert the result into a date value.
Predefined Date Formats
/documentation/pages/Ref/Api/Functions/Data Type/Date and Time Functions/Predefined Date Formats.xml
The following formats can be used with the DTOC() function.
:date('formattingDefinition')
/documentation/pages/Ref/Client_Api/Client-side Templates/date.xml
Formats date values
Defaulting a Date Field to Today's Date
/documentation/pages/Guides/Desktop/Design/Data/FieldRules/Defaulting a Date Field to Today's Date.xml
Frequently, you will want to assign today's date as a default value to a field. There are two ways to do this using field rules.
Adding Pre-defined Date Ranges
/documentation/pages/Guides/Mobile and Web Components/Grid/The Search Part/Predefined date ranges.xml

Pre-defined date ranges can be added to a date control in the Search Part of the Grid Component.

Show and Hide Fields
/documentation/pages/Guides/Mobile and Web Components/Grid/Grid Fields/Grid Field Properties/Client Side Properties/Show and Hide Fields.xml
Show/hide Fields can be used with any field or Container.
Adding Fields and Text
/documentation/pages/Guides/Desktop/Design/View/RTF/Adding Fieldsand Text.xml
When you create a new Label or Letter layout, the editor automatically inserts a Rich Text object. To use this Rich Text Object, you add the fields and text you want to appear when the Labels are printed. Rich Text Objects make it easy to seamlessly mix text and fields; they let you suppress blank spaces, and they make it easy to change the fonts, point size, color, alignment, and other text attributes. If you unsure whether you have a rich text object, hold the cursor above the object until Alpha Anywhere displays its name.