timeGetTime (winmm)
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The timeGetTime function retrieves the system time, in milliseconds. The system time is the time elapsed since Windows was started.

C# Signature:

[DllImport("winmm.dll", EntryPoint="timeGetTime")]
public static extern uint MM_GetTime();

VB Signature:

<DllImport("winmm.dll", EntryPoint := "timeGetTime")> _
Public Shared Function MM_GetTime() As UInteger
End Function

User-Defined Types:



Unlike Environment.TickCount, you can directly set the resolution of this timer with the TimeBeginPeriod function.

See TimeBeginPeriod (imported as MM_BeginPeriod) and TimeEndPeriod (imported as MM_EndPeriod)

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Sample Code:

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