||THE HYPERCARD CENTER
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time time() Value returned: A text string representing the current time set in your Macintosh, in one of the following time formats:
the time -- 9:14 AM
time() -- 9:14 AM
the abbrev time -- 9:14 AM
the short time -- 9:14 AM
the long time -- 9:14:42 AM
the English time -- 9:14:42 AM
When HyperCard is running under System 7.1, the long, abbrev, and short forms agree with the formats set in the Date & Time Control Panel.
the English time returns the time in the form
hh :mm :ss: AM|PM no matter what language the system is localized for and no matter what the settings are on the Date & Time Control Panel.
show bkgnd field "Demo Field"
put the ticks into startTicks
put the seconds into startSeconds
repeat until the mouseClick
displayMessage "The time is" && the time & return & ¬
"The long time is" && the long time & return & return &¬
the seconds - startseconds && "seconds have elapsed." & return & ¬
the ticks - startTicks && "ticks have elapsed." & return & return &¬
spaces(20) & "Click the mouse to continue . . ."
hide bkgnd field "Demo Field"
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