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How to override DateTime.Now to get date and time from the internet

Posted on 2006-06-10
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Hello... I want to  override DateTime.Now to get date and time from the internet, preferrably atomic time.  I haven't a clue where to start.  Can someone point me in the right direction?

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DateTime class is a sealed class, so it means you can't inherit and override any functions.  What you can do is to create your own custom DateTime class.  If you want the time from the Internet, you need a way to synchronize with the NTP servers which means you'll have to create a client that connects to the servers.  Here is an example: http://www.codeproject.com/cs/internet/ntpclient.asp  If you dig around codeproject I'm sure there are other examples.

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Aaron
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