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vbnet convert string to time value

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Hi,
I am using a MSChart control and want to represent a time value, the problem is the value ie 0000:0:26 is in a string format, how can I convert this into a numerical format to it can be used in the chart?

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by:Bardobrave
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You should manipulate your string to a valid date format and then use a date conversion function.

Check cDate function here for further info:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/s2dy91zy%28v=vs.80%29.aspx
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by:Soluga
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Yeah, I have tried that, but it just says error converting string.
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Probably because a format like 0000:0:26 is not supported as a date string. This is why I tell you that you need to manipulate your string. You need to convert it to a valid date format before calling the date conversion function.

You can see a list of valid date string formats on the above link
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by:Soluga
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Yep OK, I will probably just convert into a double or a decimal.

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