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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
)

Parameters

StringTime
Type: System.String

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

Type: System.DateTime
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 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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