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VB6 - Convert HH:MM into Decimal

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Hi,

I need your help to convert a time in a textbox1 to be converted into Decimal value.

Normally, in Excel, if i have 00:10 (10 minutes) the decimal value would be 0.17.
The excel formula would be:
=INT(A1)*24+ROUND(MINUTE(A1)/60,2)

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But now, i would like to do the same thing but in VB6 and the time would be entered in the TextBox1.

I would like to get the Decimal result in Textbox2.

How can i do that?

Thanks for your help
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Question by:Wilder1626
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by:Martin Liss
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Will the TextBox1 value always be hours and minutes?
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Change the textbox names to suit.

Dim intMin As Integer
Dim strParts() As String
strParts = Split(Text1.Text, ":")
intMin = strParts(1) + 60 * strParts(0)
Text2.Text = Round(intMin / 60, 2)

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by:Chris Watson
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Dim hours As Long
hours = Left(Text1.Text, 2)
    
Dim hoursAsDays As Long
hoursAsDays = hours * 24
   
Dim minutes As Byte
minutes = Right(Text1.Text, 2)
    
Dim minutesAsDays As Currency
minutesAsDays = minutes / 60
minutesAsDays = Round(minutesAsDays, 2)
    
Dim days As Currency
days = hoursAsDays + minutesAsDays

Text2.Text = days

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by:Wilder1626
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Thank you so much. This is exactly what i was looking for.
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by:Martin Liss
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I don't know how the value gets into Textbox1 but if it's user entered then you might want to add lines 3 to 6.
Dim intMin As Integer
Dim strParts() As String
If Len(Text1.Text) - 1 <> Len(Replace(Text1.Text, ":", "")) Then
    MsgBox "A string in the form hh:mm or h:mm is expected, please try again"
    Exit Sub
End If

strParts = Split(Text1.Text, ":")
intMin = strParts(1) + 60 * strParts(0)
Text2.Text = Round(intMin / 60, 2)

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by:Wilder1626
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Thanks Martin, I will definitely add lines 3 to 6. Good idea as the vale is added manually.
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by:Martin Liss
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Since a user can put anything in a textbox you probably should use a MaskedEdit control instead as in the attached.
MaskedEdit.zip
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wow, i've to go with your MaskedEdit control. That a very good idea. Thanks again
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