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IPOutlookApp::SystemTimeToVariantTime

Windows Mobile 6.5
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4/8/2010

The SystemTimeToVariantTime method converts a system time object to it's Variant equivalent.


HRESULT SystemTimeToVariantTime(
  SYSTEMTIME * pst,
  DATE * pdate
);

pst

[in] Reference to system time object to convert. For information about the SYSTEMTIME structure, see SYSTEMTIME.

pdate

[out] Reference to the Variant time equivalent.

This method returns the standard values E_INVALIDARG, E_OUTOFMEMORY, E_UNEXPECTED, and E_FAIL, as well as the following:

S_OK

The method completed successfully.

A DATE, or Variant Time Object, is stored as an 8-byte real value (double) representing a date between January 1, 100 and December 31, 9999, inclusive. The value 2.0 represents January 1, 1900; 3.0 represents January 2, 1900, and so on. Adding 1 to the value increments the date by a day. The fractional part of the value represents the time of day. Therefore, 2.5 represents noon on January 1, 1900; 3.25 represents 6:00 A.M. on January 2, 1900; and so on. Negative numbers represent the dates prior to December 30, 1899.

This method was needed for Windows Mobile devices running software prior to Pocket PC 2000. Its current implementation simply calls the Windows Embedded CE function SystemTimeToVariantTime, passing the same parameters. (DATE is type-defined as double in the file wtypes.h.)

Headerpimstore.h
LibraryPimstore.lib
Windows Embedded CEWindows CE 2.0 and later
Windows MobileWindows Mobile Version 5.0 and later

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