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Language: Visual Basic
Expertise: Beginner
Nov 21, 2000



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Measuring Small Increments of Time in VB

In Visual Basic, it is not possible to measure time with more precision than one second. This code allows the user to measure time passed in increments less than one second (tenths, hundredths, or milliseconds, depending on the format string).
Public Function ShowTime() As String
    Dim dCurSeconds As Double
    Dim dHours As Double
    Dim dMinutes As Double
    Dim dSeconds As Double
    dCurSeconds = Timer()             ' Returns the number of seconds elapsed since midnight
    dHours = dCurSeconds \ 3600   ' Keeps the number of hours elapsed since midnight
    dMinutes = (dCurSeconds - dHours * 3600) \ 60                  ' Keeps the number of minutes elapsed in last hour
    dSeconds = dCurSeconds - dHours * 3600 - dMinutes * 60  ' Keeps the number of seconds elapsed in last minute 
                                                                                           ' and the number of miliseconds
    ShowTime = dHours & ":" & dMinutes & ":" & Format(dSeconds, "00.000")
End Function 
Bogdan Olaru
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