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Ok here it goes:

Private Declare Sub GetSystemTime Lib "kernel32" (lpSystemTime As SYSTEMTIME)
Private Type SYSTEMTIME
    wYear As Integer
    wMonth As Integer
    wDayOfWeek As Integer
    wDay As Integer
    wHour As Integer
    wMinute As Integer
    wSecond As Integer
    wMilliseconds As Integer
End Type



in F()
 Dim SysTime As SYSTEMTIME
   GetSystemTime SysTime


I get 20:00:00 instead of 16:00:00, so i do i get the computer time ? looks like this is givie global time.
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Question by:TheSonics
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by:fostejo
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TheSonics,

GetSystemTime return the time in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) - if you need to return the current *Local* time, you'll need to use the GetLocalTime API instead (http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/sysinfo/base/getlocaltime.asp)

Have a look at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/sysinfo/base/local_time.asp for more information or http://www.thescripts.com/forum/thread191443.html for an example of a script to show 'both' times.

cheers,
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why use an api call?-vb has a bult in local time function
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by:jomacinc
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I agree with justchat_1

{SystemTime} = Time()
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by:Ryan_R
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just to make it easier like said above

myVariable = Time

will give you the current system time

while we're here you can also use

myVariable = Date
for the obvious result (system date given)
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by:jomacinc
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IMO justchat_1 posted the correct answer and the rest of us just clarified it.
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by:Ryan_R
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i agree, however it may be reasonable to conclude that a COMPLETE BEGINNER wouldn't really be able to apply the suggestion of justchat_1 without a vb6 example statement as you and I both clarified - maybe split between the two of you

Ryan R
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by:Ryan_R
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oh and while we're all here why don't we go even more specific

you can also use the vbHour, vbMinute, and vbSecond functions to provide the individual results (although i belive the vbHour uses 24-hour format)
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