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Timer Function

Last modified: December 06, 2011

Applies to: Office 2013 | VBA

Returns a Single representing the number of seconds elapsed since midnight.

Syntax

Timer

Remarks

In Microsoft Windows the Timer function returns fractional portions of a second. On the Macintosh, timer resolution is one second.

This example uses the Timer function to pause the application. The example also uses DoEvents to yield to other processes during the pause.

Dim PauseTime, Start, Finish, TotalTime
If (MsgBox("Press Yes to pause for 5 seconds", 4)) = vbYes Then
    PauseTime = 5    ' Set duration.
    Start = Timer    ' Set start time.
    Do While Timer < Start + PauseTime
        DoEvents    ' Yield to other processes.
    Loop
    Finish = Timer    ' Set end time.
    TotalTime = Finish - Start    ' Calculate total time.
    MsgBox "Paused for " & TotalTime & " seconds"
Else
    End
End If

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