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# show time in m/s

Posted on 2001-06-18
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Last Modified: 2010-05-02
I have this code that tells me how many seconds have elapsed
Private BeginTime As Date
Private FinishTime As Date
Private ElapsedTime As Long
Private Sub Command1_Click()

'Get the beginning time
BeginTime = Now

End Sub

Private Sub Command2_Click()
'Get the time after you exit the loop
FinishTime = Now

'Figure how many seconds between them
ElapsedTime = DateDiff("s", BeginTime, FinishTime)

'Display like this or with debug
For I = 1 To 1000
Label1.Caption = "Elapsed time in seconds " & ElapsedTime
Next
End Sub
how can i get it show milliseconds
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Question by:leachim
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Expert Comment

ID: 6201580
ElapsedTime = (FinishTime - BeginTime) * 24# * 3600000#

note that the pc clock ticks in 15ths of a second though.

also in your code you are calculating finish time before, and not after performing the loop.

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Expert Comment

ID: 6201618
try this instead - the system keeps an internal ms tick count (the function gettickcount shows ms since the machine was powered on):

Option Explicit

Private Declare Function GetTickCount Lib "kernel32" () As Long

Dim start As Double

Private Sub Command1_Click()
start = GetTickCount
End Sub

Private Sub Command2_Click()
MsgBox GetTickCount - start
End Sub
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Accepted Solution

Ryan Chong earned 40 total points
ID: 6201623
Hi leachim, you can use the GetTickCount api as BeginTime and FinishTime:

Option Explicit
Private Declare Function GetTickCount Lib "kernel32" () As Long
Dim BeginTime As Long, FinishTime As Long

Private Sub Command2_Click()
FinishTime = GetTickCount
Command2.Caption = Format\$((FinishTime - BeginTime) / 1000, "0.00")
End Sub

Private Sub Form_Load()
BeginTime = GetTickCount
End Sub

'Hope this give you an idea.

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Author Comment

ID: 6201625
deighton
can i just ask one thing more?
how can i format it so that it shows seconds and milliseconds
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Expert Comment

ID: 6201628
ryancys's code shows how to format for seconds/ms
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Expert Comment

ID: 6201633
same idea with nutwiss but slow a little bit.
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Expert Comment

ID: 6201647
and you'll have to excuse my appalling assignment of a long value to a double data-type ;)
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Author Comment

ID: 6201655
Nutwiss
I am gratefull for your comments
I have accepted ryancys comment
but it has not registered yet
thanks again
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Expert Comment

ID: 6201657
oh, go on, give me some points as well ;)

please? you know you want to!
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Expert Comment

ID: 6201669
Dim ElapsedTime As Double

Dim sFormat As String

'whatever

ElapsedTime = finishtime - begintime

sFormat = Format(ElapsedTime, "#0.000")
MsgBox sFormat

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Expert Comment

ID: 6208038
deighton: that'll give you the number of days to 3dp!
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Expert Comment

ID: 6211408

'Add the following code to your Module:
Public Declare Function timeGetTime Lib "winmm.dll" () As Long

'Add the following code to your form:
Private BeginTime As Long
Private FinishTime As Long
Private ElapsedTime As Long

Private Sub Command1_Click()
'Get the beginning time
BeginTime = timeGetTime
End Sub

Private Sub Command2_Click()
'Get the time
FinishTime = timeGetTime

'Figure how many milliseconds between them
ElapsedTime = FinishTime - BeginTime

'Display like this or with debug
Label1.Caption = "Elapsed time in ms " & ElapsedTime

End Sub
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Expert Comment

ID: 6211624
ulischmidt ,

unfortunately, I believe this requires you have sound hardware installed for a multimedia timer to be present
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Expert Comment

ID: 6211625
ps he's already accepted ryancys' answer.....
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Expert Comment

ID: 6211642
Most people nowadays do, so it's valid to use it, however you really need to check that you're capable first, and degrade to the old inaccruate method if not.
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Author Comment

ID: 6211658
hes already accepted ryancys' answer three times but to no avail
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Expert Comment

ID: 6212660
Hi leachim, is it my comment solve your problem?
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Expert Comment

ID: 6213207
Hi nutwis
Of course u have always to check the capabilities for all timer functions, especially for the multimedia timer functions, which provide higher precision, you can do this with the timeGetDevCaps function.
declarations:

Type TIMECAPS
wPeriodMin as Long 'Minimum supported resolution
wPeriodMax as Long 'Maximum supported resolution
End Type
public declare function timeGetDevCaps lib "winmm.dll" alias "timeGetDevCaps"(lpTimeCaps as TIMECAPS, ByVal uSize as Long)

for this u need no Sound-hardware!
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Expert Comment

ID: 6213434
true, true.... ;)
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Author Comment

ID: 6214672
ryancys
yes i have accepted your comment as answer three times but it has not acknowledged so
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Expert Comment

ID: 6216608
Hi leachim, sorry about that due to my poor english. so what can i help you. : )
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Author Comment

ID: 6224292
ryancys
you have helped already
thanks
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Expert Comment

ID: 6400341
Rejecting proposed answer.

Trying to force accept ryancys' comment.

costello
Community Support Moderator @ Experts-Exchange
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