different time formats...

There is some programs which expresses time in seconds counted somewhere from early 80´s.
Is this kind of way to express time familiar to someone and is there any function in VB5 so that those seconds can be transformed to normal date??

Thanks in advance!
majalaAsked:
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deightonprogCommented:
Yes ther is!

DateAdd("s", lSeconds, "01-01-1980")

this adds the number of seconds hel in the long variable lSeconds to "1st Jan 1980" to give the date and time.
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majalaAuthor Commented:
How this could be done to other direction? If I have a "normal" date (e.x. 13.11.1998) and I wanna know how many seconds it is from 1.1.1980.
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majalaAuthor Commented:
How this could be done to other direction? If I have a "normal" date (e.x. 13.11.1998) and I wanna know how many seconds it is from 1.1.1980.
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lawnrangerCommented:
Dim SD As Date
Dim ED As Date
Dim Seconds As Long
SD = "1/1/1980"
ED = "11/13/1998"
Seconds = DateDiff("s", SD, ED)

This will return the number of seconds between 0000 11/1/1980 and 0000 11/13/1980. You can also specify the time for either or both as in;

SD = "15:30 1/1/1980"
ED = Now

Hope this helps...
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