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Application.DurationFormat Method (Project)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Returns a duration in the specified units.


expression. DurationFormat( ** Duration, ** Units )

expression A variable that represents an Application object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
DurationRequiredVariantThe duration to be expressed.
UnitsOptionalLongThe units used to express the duration. Can be one of the PjFormatUnit constants.

Return Value



The time label that appears next to the duration uses the format specified by the ** timescale as:** setting on the Edit tab of the Options dialog box, where ** timescale** is "Minutes", "Hours", "Days", "Weeks", "Months", or "Years".

For example, if Duration is "2w", Units is pjDays, and the Days as: setting is "day", the DurationFormat method returns "10 days".


The following example displays the duration of the selected task in weeks.

Sub DurationInWeeks() 
 MsgBox DurationFormat(ActiveCell.Task.Duration, pjWeeks) 
End Sub
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