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DateAndTime.TimeString Property

Returns or sets a String value representing the current time of day according to your system.

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

public static string TimeString { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
Returns or sets a String value representing the current time of day according to your system.

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

TimeString always returns the system time as "HH:mm:ss", which is a 24-hour format. This format is culture-invariant, which means it does not change even if you change the Regional Options in Control Panel.

To get or set the current system date as a String, use the DateString Property.

To get the current system date or time in the format of your locale, or in a custom format, supply the Now Property to the Format Function, specifying either Predefined Date/Time Formats (Format Function) or User-Defined Date/Time Formats (Format Function). The following example demonstrates this.

MsgBox("The formatted time is " & Format(Now, "hh.mm.ss.fff tt"))

To access the current system time as a Date, use the TimeOfDay Property.

Security noteSecurity Note:

Setting the system date or time requires unmanaged code permission, which might affect its execution in partial trust situations. For more information, see SecurityPermission and Code Access Permissions.

This example uses the TimeString property to display the current system time.

MsgBox("The current time is " & TimeString)

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

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