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DateAndTime.TimeValue Method

Returns a Date value containing the time information represented by a string, with the date information set to January 1 of the year 1.

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

public static DateTime TimeValue (
	string StringTime
)
public static DateTime TimeValue (
	String StringTime
)
public static function TimeValue (
	StringTime : String
) : DateTime
Not applicable.

Parameters

StringTime

Required. String expression representing a date/time value from 00:00:00 on January 1 of the year 1 through 23:59:59 on December 31, 9999.

Return Value

Returns a Date value containing the time information represented by a string, with the date information set to January 1 of the year 1.

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic TimeValue Function (Visual Basic).

You can enter valid times using a 12-hour or 24-hour clock. For example, "2:24 P.M." and "14:24" are both valid StringTime arguments.

If the StringTime argument includes date information, TimeValue does not include it in the returned value. However, if StringTime includes invalid date information, for example "January 32," an InvalidCastException error occurs.

The following example uses the TimeValue function to convert a string to a time. You can also use date literals to directly assign a time to a Date variable.

Dim thisTime As Date
thisTime = TimeValue("4:35:17 PM")

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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