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Retrieving the system time in MFC

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How do I get the current system time into a member variable?
I tried using CTime::GetCurrentTime() but that returns the
elapsed time since Windows95 was started. I also checked out
the GetSystemTime() function but didn't understand how that works. The variable I'm using is a CTime variable.

// I want to store the current system time in this variable
CTime esDate;
     

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No, you did it right.
CTime::GetSystemTime() internally calls the time() function of the run-time library, which in turn returns the current system time. It does return a value in seconds, but that's what it reads from the computer clock, not the amount of time elapsed since the start-up. Check the documentation and the MFC source files if you don't believe me.

So your code will look like:
CTime esDate = CTime::GetCurrentTime();

Davide Marcato.
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