A Date containing the current system date and time
Returns the current date and time based on the system setting
The date returned by Now takes the Windows General Date format based
on the locale settings of the local computer. The U.S. setting for
General Date is
The Now property is read-only.
The following example returns the date 10 days from today:
MsgBox(DateAdd(DateInterval.Day, 10, Now( )))
It is often overlooked that workstations in a modern Windows
environment are at the mercy of the user! If your application relies
on an accurate date and time setting, you should consider including a
line in the workstation’s logon script to
synchronize the time with one of the servers. Many so-called bugs
have been traced to a workstation that has had its date or time
incorrectly altered by the user. The following line of code, when
added to the logon script of an Windows NT 4.0 machine, will
synchronize the machine’s clock with that of a
net time \\NTSERV1 /set
The Now property is often used to generate timestamps. However, for short-term timing and intra-day timestamps, the Timer property, which returns the number of milliseconds elapsed since midnight, affords greater accuracy.
The Now property wraps the BCL’s System.DateTime.Now shared property. As a result, calls to the System.DateTime.Now property offer ...