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DateAndTime.Timer Property

Returns a Double value representing the number of seconds elapsed since midnight.

Namespace: Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in microsoft.visualbasic.dll)

public static double Timer { get; }
/** @property */
public static double get_Timer ()

public static function get Timer () : double

Property Value

Returns a Double value representing the number of seconds elapsed since midnight.

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic Timer Property.

The Timer property returns both the seconds and the milliseconds since the most recent midnight. The seconds are in the integral part of the return value, and the milliseconds are in the fractional part.

This example uses the Timer property to pause the application. It can perform other processing during the pause.

Public Sub waitFiveSeconds()
    If TimeOfDay >= #11:59:55 PM# Then
        MsgBox("The current time is within 5 seconds of midnight" & _
            vbCrLf & "The timer returns to 0.0 at midnight")
        Return
    End If
    Dim start, finish, totalTime As Double
    If (MsgBox("Press Yes to pause for 5 seconds", MsgBoxStyle.YesNo)) _
        = MsgBoxResult.Yes Then
        start = Microsoft.VisualBasic.DateAndTime.Timer
        ' Set end time for 5-second duration.
        finish = start + 5.0
        Do While Microsoft.VisualBasic.DateAndTime.Timer < finish
        ' Do other processing while waiting for 5 seconds to elapse.
        Loop
        totalTime = Microsoft.VisualBasic.DateAndTime.Timer - start
        MsgBox("Paused for " & totalTime & " seconds")
    End If
End Sub

Note that you must qualify the Timer property with the Microsoft.VisualBasic namespace, because Timer is also a defined class in the System.Threading, System.Timers, and System.Windows.Forms namespaces.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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