DateAndTime.Now Property

Returns a Date value containing the current date and time according to your system.

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

public static DateTime Now { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.DateTime
Returns a Date value containing the current date and time according to your system.

To set the system date, use the Today property. To set the system time, use the TimeOfDay property.

The following example uses the Now property to return the current system date and time.


Dim ThisMoment As Date
' The following statement calls the Get procedure of the Visual Basic Now property.
ThisMoment = Now


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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