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extract Integer part of TimeSpan.TotalMinutes?

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Dim tse As TimeSpan, sTime, eTime As Date, m As Double
sTime = Now
.....stuff
eTime = Now
tse = eTime.Subract(sTime)
m = tse.TotalMinutes

'--get Int portion of m
Console.WriteLine(Ctype(m, Integer))

Is this the correct/best way to do this?

Thanks,
Rich

Nov 21 '05 #1
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"Rich" <Ri**@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb:
Dim tse As TimeSpan, sTime, eTime As Date, m As Double
sTime = Now
....stuff
eTime = Now
tse = eTime.Subract(sTime)
m = tse.TotalMinutes

'--get Int portion of m
Console.WriteLine(Ctype(m, Integer))

Is this the correct/best way to do this?


If you don't want rounding to take place, you may want to use something like
'CInt(Int(m))'.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #2

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Rich,

Why you don't use the minutes property?

Otherwise I would use the toString to get the double in a string.

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #3

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Yes, of course. Instead of taking a double like Dim m As Double

m = tse.TotalMinutes

I could use Herfried's suggestion

Dim m As Integer
m = Cint(tse.TotalMinutes)

I was getting confused with VB.Net's complaint about using an Int with a
Double. I guess the trick is to cast with Cint (or Int).

"Cor Ligthert" wrote:
Rich,

Why you don't use the minutes property?

Otherwise I would use the toString to get the double in a string.

Cor

Nov 21 '05 #4

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Thanks for your reply. I am thinking

Dim m As Integer
m = Cint(tse.TotalMinutes)

I was getting confused on the casting thinking that you always have to use
CType.

"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" wrote:
"Rich" <Ri**@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb:
Dim tse As TimeSpan, sTime, eTime As Date, m As Double
sTime = Now
....stuff
eTime = Now
tse = eTime.Subract(sTime)
m = tse.TotalMinutes

'--get Int portion of m
Console.WriteLine(Ctype(m, Integer))

Is this the correct/best way to do this?


If you don't want rounding to take place, you may want to use something like
'CInt(Int(m))'.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #5

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Rich,

I could use Herfried's suggestion

Dim m As Integer
m = Cint(tse.TotalMinutes)

In my opinion is that the same as using the minutes property.

m = tse.Minutes

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #6

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"Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl> schrieb:
I could use Herfried's suggestion

Dim m As Integer
m = Cint(tse.TotalMinutes)

In my opinion is that the same as using the minutes property.

m = tse.Minutes


No, that's something different. 'TotalMinutes' will return the whole
timespan's value in minutes, 'Minutes' will return the minutes which are not
"covered" by full hours.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #7

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Herfried,
No, that's something different. 'TotalMinutes' will return the whole
timespan's value in minutes, 'Minutes' will return the minutes which are
not "covered" by full hours.


You are right, wrong thinking from me.

:-)

Thanks for attending me on this.

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #8

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