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How To Get Milliseconds In VB

we want to get milliseconds from system time
how to get in VB
We use following code , but for the first format
it is giving 2 digit value and for the second format it is giving
4 digit value what is the diff and every time it shows 12 in the
first formate and in 12.. in the second format what is wrong in
that code
MsgBox Format(Time, "HH:MM:SS:MM") & " " & Format(Time, "HH:MM:SS:Ms")


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we want to get milliseconds from system time
how to get in VB
We use following code , but for the first format
it is giving 2 digit value and for the second format it is giving
4 digit value what is the diff and every time it shows 12 in the
first formate and in 12.. in the second format what is wrong in
that code
MsgBox Format(Time, "HH:MM:SS:MM") & " " & Format(Time, "HH:MM:SS:Ms")


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pi = (223 / 71 + 22 / 7) / 2
Next X

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