How to Filter on a Date field??

Hey folks,

I've tried everything I can think of to use a date field in the filter
property of a TTable in Delphi 2.0 but the filter gives an error.  I
suspect that there's a date format that needs to be used (like
#<date># in Access or {<date>} in Foxpro).  All I want to do is filter
for "Vdate = 12/30/96".  Could somebody tell me what I'm missing?

                - Alex O.