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TimeValue returns a time from, time, which is usually a string, but any expression that can represent a time ranging from 0:00:00 (12:00:00 AM) to 23:59:59 (11:59:59 PM), can be used.

If time is a string that consists of numbers separated by time separators, it recognizes hour, minute, and second in the order specified by the system short time format, using zero for unspecified components. TimeValue recognizes time in both 12-hour and 24-hour format.

Time separators are characters that separate hour, minute and second when a time is formatted as a string, they are determined by your system settings.

Example (Basic)

Rem TimeValue Example
'TimeValue returns a time
Dim FiveThirty, Noon
FiveThirty = TimeValue("5:30 PM")
Noon = TimeValue("12:00")
Print "Half past five:", FiveThirty
Print "Noon:", Noon

Example (JavaScript)

// TimeValue Example
/* TimeValue returns a time */

TimeValue = function(tm) {
  var dtm = new Date("1/1 "+tm); //needs to be date time format
  var ampm = (tm.toUpperCase().indexOf('AM') > -1) ? ' AM' : ' PM';
  hr = dtm.getHours();
  if (hr < 12) {
    ampm = ' AM';
  } else if (hr > 12) {
    ampm = ' PM';
    hr -= 12;
    if (hr==12) ampm = ' AM'; //midnight
  mn = '0'+dtm.getMinutes();
  mn0 = mn.substr(mn.length-2,2);
  ss = '0'+dtm.getSeconds();
  ss0 = ss.substr(ss.length-2,2);
  return hr+':'+mn0+':'+ss0+ampm;

var FiveThirty, Noon;
FiveThirty = TimeValue("5:30 PM");
Noon = TimeValue("12:00");
NSB.Print("Half past five: " + FiveThirty);
NSB.Print("Noon: " + Noon);


Half past five:      05:30:00 PM
Noon:  12:00:00 PM
(sample time output is system dependant)

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