Please wait,
Processing your request...

  Business logo
  ... | Selecteer de Nederlandse taal |
Sharing is caring
| Print this page. | Linkedin page of Johan van Soest

React: Postcard image. Click this to mail to Johan


ICT-Hotlist Topic

Display creation date of Twitter tweets

Tim Acheson provides a free ASPtwitter library to display authenticated tweets. You can get it here : This library exposes but does not show the creation date of the tweets. To format the tweet creation date I have written the following function, that I publish on request:
  Function funcConvertDate(strDate)
  	' function to retrieve only wanted bits of the strDate
	' (C)Copyright 2013 - 2024 by J.P.G. van Soest []
	' input string containing a date format e.g. "Tue Jul 16 08:13:59 +0000 2013"
	' Output "16 Jul 2013"
	funcConvertDate = Mid(strDate,9,3) & Mid(strDate,4,5) & Right(strDate,4)
  End Function
You can call this function in your ASP page as:
Tweet date: <%= funcConvertDate(oTweet.created_at) %>

Update the ASPtwitter library so it also shows https links.

Change the regex Pattern code in the function URLsBecomeLinks so it resembles the code below.
  Function URLsBecomeLinks(sText)
	'  Wrap URLs in text with HTML link anchor tags.
	Dim objRegExp
	Set objRegExp = New RegExp
' 	objRegExp.Pattern = "(http://[^\s<]*)"                  ' *** Original did not do https://
	objRegExp.Pattern = "(https?://[^\s<]*)"		' *** changed 11-05-2015 Johan van Soest
	objRegExp.Global = True
	objRegExp.ignorecase = True
	UrlsBecomeLinks = "" & objRegExp.Replace(sText, "<a href=""$1"" target=""_blank"">$1</a>")
	Set objRegExp = Nothing
  End Function
You may vote your opinion about this article:

Scripts and programming examples disclaimer

Unless stated otherwise, the script sources and programming examples provided are copyrighted freeware. You may modify them, as long as a reference to the original code and hyperlink to the source page is included in the modified code and documentation. However, it is not allowed to publish (copies of) scripts and programming examples on your own site, blog, vlog, or distribute them on paper or any other medium, without prior written consent.
Many of the techniques used in these scripts, including but not limited to modifying the registry or system files and settings, impose a risk of rendering the Operating System inoperable and loss of data. Make sure you have verified full backups and the associated restore software available before running any script or programming example. Use these scripts and programming examples entirely at your own risk. All liability claims against the author in relation to material or non-material losses caused by the use, misuse or non-use of the information provided, or the use of incorrect or incomplete information, are excluded. All content is subject to change and provided without obligation.
Generated by WebHalla™ Version 0.1.e.7 : Thursday 30-5-2024 © Copyright 1995-2024 ing. Johan P.G. van Soest CIPM Certified Privacy Information Manager
Response Form    Cookie- and Privacy statement    Responsible Disclosure procedure
Weather in Waalre by OpenWeatherMap logo overcast clouds
Temperature 10.71 °C overcast clouds
Wind chill 10.45 °C overcast clouds
Humidity 100 % overcast clouds
Air pressure 1006 hPa overcast clouds
Wind speed 1.54 m/s overcast clouds
Wind direction South West South West overcast clouds
Sun Rise 5:28 Sun Rise
Sun Set 21:43 Sun Set
Updated:2024-05-30 06:29:07 overcast clouds

Weather Cache is 6 minute(s) old.
| Current user: Guest | Login |