timeGetSystemTime function

The timeGetSystemTime function retrieves the system time, in milliseconds. The system time is the time elapsed since Windows was started. This function works very much like the timeGetTime function. See timeGetTime for details of these functions' operation.

Syntax


MMRESULT timeGetSystemTime(
   LPMMTIME pmmt,
   UINT     cbmmt
);

Parameters

pmmt

Pointer to an MMTIME structure.

cbmmt

Size, in bytes, of the MMTIME structure.

Return value

If successful, returns TIMERR_NOERROR. Otherwise, returns an error code.

Remarks

The system time is returned in the ms member of the MMTIME structure.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

TimeAPI.h (include Windows.h);
Mmsystem.h on Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista (include Windows.h)

Library

Winmm.lib

DLL

Winmm.dll

See also

Multimedia Timers
Multimedia Timer Functions

 

 

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