Using Regular Expressions in AutoHotkey is awesome! On more complex expressions, I like to use Named subpatterns in AutoHotkey Regular Expressions to, automatically, store the results in named variables which indicate what they represent.
I typically get my RegEx working properly then I go back and change the pattern to using a named subpattern. For instance if the following was your RegEx that you got working:
(\w\w\w)/(\d\d)/(\d\d\d\d) I would go back and adapt it to:
text= ( I'm recording this on 11/12/2016 01/06/2016 ) RegExMatch(text,".*(?P<Mon>\d\d)/(?P<Day>\d\d)/(?P<Year>\d\d\d\d)",Date_) MsgBox % Date_Mon "`n" Date_Day "`n" Date_Year